New Mexico Gun Laws and Travel Guide
New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is still a gun friendly part of the great west. If you are traveling from state to state and carrying, you need to know the situation in each state you are entering or you could get into trouble. For certain states or if you have any doubt at all, keeping moving through the state (reference the McClure-Volkmer Act to only stop for gas and emergencies) towards your final destination state. Your destination state must have acceptable laws for your stay. We make some generalities with our color map here for ease of use so you should always look up the current details of the laws. Handgun laws are where it usually varies the most. This is a controversial issue but which ever side you are on, it is better to have informed people out there. You can also download an easy to print new 2013 version with all states and details.
New Mexico Gun Law Travel Guide Basics
Ownership: unrestricted, no permit or license necessary
Consistency of laws: uniform throughout state
Self-defense: NO castle doctrine
Open carry: unrestricted in most areas
Concealed carry: shall issue state, permits from some other states accepted
Vehicle carry handguns: loaded, concealed anywhere in vehicle
Vehicle carry long guns: loaded, concealed anywhere in vehicle
We work full time here but everything is subject to change in the wild. Especially in the new economy of frequent closures. We do apologize but we're not responsible for inaccurate information or any problems it may cause. Always use your best judgement in planning camping related trips. We're always stumbling upon good camps, bad camps, closed camps, flooded camps and so on. Always call ahead.
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