Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) does not allow citizens, convicted of a felony with a prison sentence over a year to own firearms. This includes hand guns, and long guns. Many states allow convicted felons to own firearms after a certain amount of time has passed, (usually 10 years or more) since the end of their sentence, and/or if they are given a full pardon by certain authority figures (Governors, President, etc.) This state does not allow felons to own firearms, unless one of the above conditions is met.
New Mexican tribes on Native American reservations can create their own firearm laws. Some tribes have laws matching New Mexico’s laws. Most have their own firearm regulations that are more restrictive than the state’s. Many tribes have their own permitting system that can vary from “may issue” to “shall issue”. For more information on tribal laws in this state and others click here.
|Permit to Purchase||No||No|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
Yes, New Mexico has a gun buy back program.
New Mexico does not have an inheritance gun law.