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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.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes!|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes!|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes!|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes!|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||Yes!|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
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.
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 agreementscan be viewed on the state website.
At 18 you’re legally permitted to open carry. Only individuals who have a license/permit can carry in a place that serves alcohol.
Arizona only allows individuals 21 and older to carry and own a loaded and concealed handgun while in a vehicle .
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
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
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 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
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