Weapon Laws (Chapter 7, Section 30 NMS)
New Mexico does not have purchase permits, gun registration, or gun-owner licensing. There are no limits on magazine capacity or weapon types. There is no waiting period mandated for firearm purchases and private gun sales are legal. Concealed weapon licenses are shall issue, no license is required to openly carry a firearm. Firearms are strictly regulated on private property.
You may not carry a concealed firearm in a courthouse or court facility (29-19-11). Persons carrying a concealed weapon in state buildings are required to be in compliance with the New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Act, 126.96.36.199 NMAC. Only concealed carry with a permit and vehicle carry is legal within state parks, 188.8.131.52 NMAC.
No guns signs
'No guns' signs have the force of law; you may not carry on private property when 'no guns' signs are posted or by verbally notifying persons upon entering the property, 10.8.2.27 NMAC.
It is generally illegal to carry a firearm in an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages, unless it is a a restaurant licensed to sell only beer and wine that derives more than 60% of its income from the sale of food. If the business is posted or the citizen is asked to leave/disarm, then it is a gun-free zone regardless, 30-7-3.
It is illegal to carry a firearm on school property in most cases except for parking lot carry in a vehicle by someone 19 or older, 30-7-2.1.
Campus carry (college/universities)
It is illegal to carry a firearm on university property in most cases except for parking lot carry in a vehicle by someone 19 or older. A university must conspicuously post notices that state that it is unlawful to carry a firearm, 30-7-2.4.
It is legal to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, in a private vehicle, 30-7-2(2).
It is unlawful for any person without prior approval from the company to board or attempt to board a bus while in possession of a firearm upon his person or effects and readily accessible to him while on the bus, 30-7-13.
No firearms in any airport secure area located beyond the main area where the public generally buys tickets, checks and retrieves luggage. This is past the TSA security checkpoints. Open/concealed carry is not regulated and firearms are not restricted except at private airports.
It is legal to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, your residence or on real property (outside land) belonging to you as owner, lessee, tenant or licensee, 30-7-2(1).
Indian tribes can make their own laws regarding firearms and recognition of concealed weapon permits and allowance for open carry varies from reservation to reservation. Tribes cannot enforce tribal law on non-tribal members, though they can enforce state and federal law.
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