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Arizona Gun Laws

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Arizona gun laws are incredibly permissive and operate on the state level. Any 18 year old can open carry, and anyone over 21 can conceal carry without a permit. Fun Fact: Arizona followed Alaska to allow “Constitutional Carry” laws.

So you’re aware, Arizona is still a “Shall Issue” policy for reciprocity reasons. One of the requirements to obtain a permit is passing a safety course, which is required for residents and non-residents.

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Arizona Gun Laws Quick Facts

Open Carry Permitted? Yes
Carry In Vehicle? Yes
Carry In State Park? Yes
Carry In Restaurants? Yes
Constitutional Carry? Yes
No Weapon Sign Enforced? Yes
Must Notify Officer? No

Arizona CCW Reciprocity List

States Honoring CCW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

States NOT Honoring CCW

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington

Honors These States CCW Permits

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

How Reciprocity Works In Arizona

Arizona will honor all other states concealed carry permits. There is one exception with the Idaho permit as stated in the notes below. A person must be at least 21 years old to carry a concealed firearm in Arizona.

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Reciprocity Agreements In Arizona

Arizona currently has signed reciprocity agreements with eight other states. These states are:

Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia.

A full list of reciprocity agreements can be viewed on the state website.

Arizona: Where Is CCW Allowed?

Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • You can take a firearm onto school property if you follow the procedure below;
    You are an adult in a vehicle and the firearm is unloaded before entering school grounds. Furthermore, if you must exit your vehicle, the firearm must remain unloaded and be secured (locked) within the vehicle, out of plain view.
  • All areas of the state – except those listed as Off-Limits.

Places Not Allowed

  • Liquor retailer who has posted a sign prohibiting weapons
  • The grounds of any school
  • Polling places on election day
  • Correctional facilities
  • Nuclear or hydroelectric generating stations.
  • Any establishment or event open to the public where the operator makes a reasonable request for you to give them custody or remove the weapon from the premises. A sign would qualify for such request. By law, cities and counties are required to offer on-site storage if they ban weapons but not all are in compliance
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Arizona: Conceal Carry Laws

Open Carry

Yes

At 18 you’re legally permitted to open carry. Only individuals who have a license/permit can carry in a place that serves alcohol.

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

Arizona only allows individuals 21 and older to carry and own a loaded and concealed handgun while in a vehicle .

Carry In State Parks

Yes

It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES State/National Forests: YES State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES The Law ARS 17.305 – Wildlife Management Areas

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

You can only carry in restaurants if you have a license or CCW permit with Arizona or any state Arizona has reciprocity with. It’s important to note that it’s illegal to open or conceal carry in establishments which serve alcohol. The Law ARS 4.244 – Unlawful Acts

Constitutional Carry

Yes

Arizona is one of the growing number of states allowing Constitutional Carry were you’re not required to have a permit to carry a concealed firearm if you’re 21 or older. You must be 18 to open carry.

No Weapon Signs Enforced

Yes

“No Weapons” has the force of law in Arizona. You will face severe legal penalties for not following the signage. The Law 4.229 – Posting Notices

Must Notify Officer

No

There’s no explicit law requiring you to notify a Law Enforcement Officer of a firearm if stopped on official business, however if you get asked you must give the honest answer. The Law ARS 13.3102 – Misconduct with Weapons ARS 13.3112 – Carrying Permit

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