Is Pepper Spray Legal In New Mexico?

Pepper spray in NM is legal.

  • Pepper spray is LEGAL to buy/use/carry/ship to New Mexico
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Cannot have any convicted felonies on record
  • For self defense purposes only
New Mexico laws do not prohibit you from carrying pepper spray or stun guns, or from using them to protect yourself. If you feel your safety is being threatened, these types of non-lethal self defense are perfectly legal and appropriate. They can help to buy you the precious time that you need to get away from a dangerous situation or an assailant. 

While firearms are legal to possess and use in threatening situations, there may be times when you might want to choose a less potentially permanent way of stopping a dangerous situation from developing, such as an dog attack. In New Mexico, violent crime is on the rise. Large cities like Albuquerque are reporting higher and higher incidence of rapes, assaults, and robberies. 

Take steps to be aware of your surroundings, try to travel in groups if possible, and take the proper steps to protect yourself should you need to. Remember, it’s better to be prepared and not have to protect yourself than the other way around. Often times when you are prepared you put off a different “vibe” than when you aren’t. Criminals are looking for easy targets. 

If you make it look like you would be difficult it is very likely they will leave you alone. You can find a wide variety of non-lethal personal protection products in our online store. Take some time to find the product that you feel is best for you and your own unique situation. We are here to help you if you have questions.