Law and Legal

Does an AZ CCW Allow You to Carry a Firearm on School Grounds?

I’ve seen it touted on Facebook, discussed by shooters at the range, and even advertised as a perk by a CCW instructor! But it’s just plain false. You cannot carry your firearm (“carry” as in loaded and on your person) on school grounds. Many, including the unnamed instructor, cling to ARS 13-3102, Subsection C, Paragraph …

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Eroding or Growing? A Brief History of Carry Laws

Let’s go back in time, maybe not way back, but how about Arizona Territory after the Civil War. The “Wild West”! Guns blazing, stagecoach robberies, horse thieves, railroad thefts, bank heists!!! It was a lawless, chaotic, free-for-all for criminals to roam!!! Or was it? While Arizona is indeed unique, its laws on carrying firearms were …

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Can my landlord prohibit firearms in my rental?

There is no law in AZ that either prohibits or specifically allows a landlord from establishing rules against firearms on their property. I only found three states that have laws regarding landlords prohibiting firearms on their properties. Two of them protect gun owners from landlords, one specifically allows landlords to prohibit guns. Minnesota: protects firearms …

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Is it actually against the law to sell reloads or homemade guns?

Homemade ammunition (reloads) and homemade firearms are often misunderstood things. It’s been said many times but it is just a myth. Federal law does not prohibit private party sales, although it does regulate individuals and groups who engage in business of manufacturing and selling firearms and ammunition for livelihood and profit. Particularly if it’s in …

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So, what good is a CCW in AZ if we have Constitutional Carry?

Good question. Well, there are a few privileges that having a CCW affords you over just exercising Constitutional Carry rights. 1. Firstly, in regards to state law, the only exception granted to CCW holders is they are allowed to carry in places that serve liquor, provided that they don’t drink, the establishment has not prohibited …

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Knife laws in Arizona

Aren’t switchblades illegal? What’s the maximum blade length? “The only United States law regarding auto-open (automatic) knives is referred to as the Federal Switchblade Act, (U.S.C. Title 15 Chapter 29). The act regulates the manufacture and introducing of switchblades into interstate (crossing state lines) commerce.  It has NO application to individual consumers, or most merchants who sell knives.  It …

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