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In New Mexico, a person may generally possess an unloaded firearm in a motor vehicle.1

New Mexico prohibits boarding or attempting to board a bus while in possession of a readily accessible firearm, unless prior approval has been granted by the bus company.2 A person may, however, transport a firearm on a bus in accordance with regulations established by the bus company if the firearm is in a compartment not accessible to passengers while the bus is moving.3 “Bus” is defined as “any passenger bus, coach or other motor vehicle having a seating capacity of not less than fifteen passengers operated by a bus transportation company when used for the purpose of carrying passengers or cargo for hire.”4


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  1. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-2(A), (B).[]
  2. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-13.[]
  3. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-15.[]
  4. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-11.[]