Self Defense

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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“They value my stuff over their life, so why not shoot them?”

No. That’s not how “Castle Doctrine” works in AZ. It’s one of the most misunderstood areas of self-defense law, often casually referred to as the “Castle Doctrine”. “I’ll shoot anyone who breaks into my home!” or “That door is locked for your protection, not mine.” are some of the favorite phrases used by some ill-educated …

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