New Mexico Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for New Mexico Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact New Mexico gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to New Mexico can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

New Mexico State Constitution

"No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is vested in and derived from the people: all government of right originates with the people, is founded upon their will and is instituted solely for their good."

"The people of the state have the sole and exclusive right to govern themselves as a free, sovereign and independent state."

New Mexico Gun Laws

New Mexico Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
New Mexico Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Info (Source: New Mexico Department of Public Safety)
New Mexico Concealed Carry FAQs (Source: New Mexico Department of Public Safety)

New Mexico Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in New Mexico (Source: New Mexico Game & Fish)
Licenses & Permits for Hunting in New Mexico (Source: New Mexico Game & Fish)
New Mexico Hunting License Requirements & Fees (Source: New Mexico Game & Fish)
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Online Licensing System (Source: New Mexico Game & Fish)
NMDGF Education Programs (Source: New Mexico Game & Fish)

New Mexico Shooting Ranges

New Mexico State Shooting Ranges (Source: New Mexico Game & Fish)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

New Mexico Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

New Mexico NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

New Mexico State Firearm & Hunting Associations

New Mexico Gun Shows and FFLs

New Mexico Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
New Mexico Gun Shows (Source:
New Mexico FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
New Mexico Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

New Mexico's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

New Mexico Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of New Mexico Public Officials (Source:

New Mexico Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

New Mexico State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
New Mexico State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
New Mexico Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
New Mexico Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

New Mexico State Business Tax Climate Rankings

New Mexico State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in New Mexico (Source: Tax Foundation)