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Updated July 06, 2022

A New Mexico firearm bill of sale form is a document that a seller and buyer can use to prove that a legal sale of a firearm was transacted in the bbin电竞官网官方永久 of New Mexico. This document provides information about the seller, the buyer, and the firearm. It also serves as proof of a change of ownership for the protection of both parties. It is recommended that this form be notarized.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

Any person who can legally purchase and own a firearm in New Mexico can also sell one. If they do not have a federal firearms dealer’s license, they must utilize a person or business that does in order to complete the required federal background check on the potential buyer as required by NM Stat. § 30-7-7.1(2) .

Prohibited from Buying

As outlined in NM Stat. § 30-7-16(A) , a person is prohibited from owning or purchasing a firearm in New Mexico if that person is:

  • a felon;
  • a person subject to an order of protection pursuant to Section 40-13-5 or 40-13A-5 NMSA 1978; or
  • a person convicted of any of the following crimes:
    • battery against a household member pursuant to Section 30-3-15 NMSA 1978;
    • criminal damage to property of a household member pursuant to Section 30-3-18 NMSA 1978;
    • a first offense of stalking pursuant to Section 30-3A-3 NMSA 1978; or
    • a crime listed in 18 U.S.C. 921.

Registering a Firearm

The state of New Mexico does not have any laws requiring firearms owners to register their weapons at the state level.

Concealed Carry

In accordance with NM Stat. § 30-7-2(5) , no person can carry a concealed weapon in New Mexico without first obtaining a valid Concealed Handgun License from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety .

How to Apply

An applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years old .

Step 1 – Complete a firearms training course approved by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with NM Stat. § 29-19-7 .

Step 2 – Submit the following to the department:

  • Completed Concealed Handgun License Application ;
  • Non-refundable application fee, two full sets of fingerprints;
  • Certified copy of evidence that applicant completed a firearm safety course as referenced in Step 1;
  • Two-color photos of the applicant;
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship; and 
  • Proof of New Mexico residency.

Reciprocity

It is established by NM Stat. § 29-19-12-E that New Mexico will only recognize concealed carry permits from other states if they meet or exceed the provisions in New Mexico’s Concealed Handgun Carry Act . The following states have permits that are not recognized by the state of New Mexico: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.