A New Mexico firearm bill of sale is a document that relays the details of a private firearm transaction and acts as proof of purchase once signed by buyer and seller. Notarization is recommended but not legally required. In accordance with § 30-7-7.1, unlicensed vendors must arrange a background check through a licensed dealer for their buyers before transferring firearms. However, a background check isn’t required when a firearm is transferred between immediate family members, law enforcement, or when transferring antique firearms.
- Firearm laws:
- Background check required? Yes, private sellers must complete background checks on buyers through a licensed firearms dealer.
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 30-7-2.2(A)(5)
In New Mexico, residents are required to have a state license to carry a concealed handgun legally. The minimum age to obtain a Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) license is twenty-one (21) years of age. To obtain a license, residents will need to complete the following steps:
- Complete a certified gun safety course.
- Get fingerprinted at their county police or sheriff’s department.
- Put together the following paperwork:
- Completed Concealed Handgun License Application
- Two (2) fingerprint cards
- Certified copy of applicant’s birth certificate
- Certificate of completion from firearms training
- Copy of New Mexico driver’s license or state I.D.
- Two (2) completed Authorization Release Forms
- $100 fee (check, money order, or cashier’s check) – see § 29-19-5(B)(2)
- Submit application, supporting documents, and fee to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) by appointment or by mail, sent to the address below.
NM Department of Public Safety
SID/Concealed Carry Unit
6301 Indian School Rd. NE Suite 310
Albuquerque, NM 87110