New Mexico SB 8 - Firearm Sale Background Check / by Charles Yeganian

New Mexico SB 8

by Sens. Richard Martinez (D) and Peter Wirth (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support


A. Unlawful sale of a firearm without a background check consists of the sale of a firearm without conducting a federal instant background check where the sale is made for a fee or other consideration.

B. The provisions of Subsection A of this section do not apply to the sale of a firearm:

(1) by or to a person who holds a current and valid federal firearms license issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 923(a);

(2) to a law enforcement agency; or

(3) between two law enforcement officers certified pursuant to the Law Enforcement Training Act and authorized to carry a firearm.