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New Mexico does not specifically regulate junk guns or unsafe firearms. According to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), New Mexico’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate junk guns, as well as promulgate other firearms safety standards.1

 See our Design Safety Standards policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 57-12-13. For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), available at[]