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Overview for Arizona

Arizona is one of the few states that allows unpermitted concealed carry of a firearm.

While Arizona allows open and concealed carry without a permit there are restrictions on anyone that’s classified as a “prohibited possessor". A "prohibited possessor" is a person who is considered a danger to themselves or others, a person who has committed a felony and has not gotten the right to own a firearm back, or an undocumented citizen.

If a person carrying a concealed weapon is stopped by a law enforcement officer, they must inform them that they are carrying a concealed firearm. While you do not need a concealed carry permit in Arizona they are given out on a "shall issue" basis. There is a $60 fee and finger printing is required. Information on Arizona concealed carry can be found here.

Native American reservations have the right to make their own gun laws as long as they are identical or more restrictive than Arizona state law. Some areas have different laws regarding open carry so it’s wise to check the laws before passing through tribal land. While the reservations do honor the FOPA they insist that the gun be unloaded and out of reach of the driver.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
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State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
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Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry Yes Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Arizona.

Arizona Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Arizona Magazine Capacity


Does Arizona have an inheritance gun law?

Arizona does not have an inheritance gun law.

Arizona FAQ

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