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OC in New Mexico


New member
Feb 23, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Hi, I had a question. New Mexico Statute 30-7-2.2 states that you must be at least 19 years of age to possess a handgun. If you must be this minimum age to possess a handgun and an OC license in NM, does that mean that I may purchase a handgun at 19 years of age?


Campaign Veteran
Jul 31, 2011
You will not be able to purchase one from a licensed dealer. His Federal Firearms License doesn't allow him to sell to you. But without another state law to the contrary, you may purchase one from a private party.

I'm not aware of an "OC license" in NM. Legal possessors may open carry, subject to location restrictions.
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