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    i am from CA but i do work in AZ i am in the bullhead city area almost every weekend, so if possible can you fine AZ folks point me to the right direction where i can get more 411 about carrying laws in AZ???

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    Get a copy of the "Arizona Gun Owners Guide".

    http://www.gunlaws.com/agog.htm





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    oh wow thanx, i take it that, in AZ the gun laws are NOT as strict as CA?

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    lol!

    Edit: sorry.. this seemed like a troll or a joke.



    If you are serious, yes, Arizona gun laws are less strict than the People's Republic of Kalifornia. AZ is one of the gun friendliest State's in the nation

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    The only thorn is the Restaurant Carry Law where any place that sells alcohol for consumption on premesis is a "Gun Free Zone". This does include places like Applebee's even if you do not go to the bar section or drinking alcohol.

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    thanx guys, and no i was not kidding...CA gun laws really really suck hard ones IMHO!

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    yep cali sucks. i pray every night that it breaks off this country and ends up reconnecting with china

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    I await the "Big Bang" quake when the Republic of Kalynfornya slides off into the Pacific and Yuma Arizona becomes beach front property!:celebrate

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    in AZ can you open carry locked and loaded???

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    Yes. In AZ you may Openly Carry a loaded firearm (ie: one in the chamber) in a holster that is wholey or partially visible to common observation, as long as you are a legal resident of the U.S. and not a 'prohibited possessor' (court order, convicted felon, judged mentally unfit, etc).

    Now, carrying in such a mannor in a vehicle may get you in trouble with an overly zealous LEO, who is aware of the Adams case. Without a CWP, you should store your loaded firearm in either a)Plain sight on the passenger seat, b) in the holster anywhere in the car, or c) unholstered (if you wish) in the glove box or center console storage box.

    As stated above, no firearms are allowed in restaraunts that serve alcohol, school grounds, and a few other uncommon areas (hydro-electri plants, etc).

    It is OK to carry in to banks or any other private business, unless posted per private property.

    Do it, it is liberating. Most people won't even care. Those who do mind can only fume, 'cause AZ LEOs are very familiar with gun laws and gun rights here.



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    wow that is so so great to hear...just to be clear i dont need any type of firearms license?

    and also in AZ what is defined as "open carry" i know its different than CA, so please educate me, i am very excited to exercise my 2nd amendment when ever and where ever i can

    thank you!

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    No permits necessary for OC-ing. You can have a gun loaded and ready to go while OC-ing here. No magazine capacity restrictions either. If you really want to carry a FiveseveN with the 30 round magazine on your hip, with 1 in the chamber, then you are certainly allowed to do so! :celebrate

    As far as how much of the firearm must be showing to constitute Open Carry, I'm not entirely sure. I personally carry with the handle out in an IWB holster, mainly because Idress business casual most days.I would imagine it's a bit harder to draw whenneeded with a hirt covering up most of the firearm.



    Edit: 30, not 40.... although a 40 round magazine for a fiveseven would be nice...


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    KandyRedCoi wrote:
    i am very excited to exercise my 2nd amendment when ever and where ever i can

    thank you!
    i feel ya man, i came out from CA too. first time i OCed it was wierd but after noticing no one noticing (if that made sense) i eventually stopped caring and it just becomes apart of you. one of my biggest problems i made when i first started carrying was my holster, it never fit right so i was always adjusting it making me very self consious so make sure you get a GOOD holster that fits right. half the time i forget im carrying now

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    1FASTC4 wrote:
    lol!

    Edit: sorry.. this seemed like a troll or a joke.



    If you are serious, yes, Arizona gun laws are less strict than the People's Republic of Kalifornia. AZ is one of the gun friendliest State's in the nation
    I agree with that but I see more and more people moving into Arizona wanting to change the style of life we have here

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    lostone1413 wrote:
    I agree with that but I see more and more people moving into Arizona wanting to change the style of life we have here
    unfortunately, when i tell people im originally from CA their eyes glow like im instantly their friend (which in turn makes them not mine) because they love how "nice" CA people are and the beach and f***ing San Fransisco... o did i mention these are all AZ natives talking this way? seems as if the hippy liberal CA life style has already hit here in the city. most of the people up here in tempe know the gun laws but despise them. most of which are ASU hippies

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    LOL a lot of college kids are anti-gun, personally I think they are ignorant because they are being fed that guns are bad, darn hippies

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    KandyRedCoi wrote:
    ..and also in AZ what is defined as "open carry" i know its different than CA, so please educate me..
    Open Carry in AZ means that the holster is wholey or partially visable to common observation. Just put an outside the pants belt holster on and keep your shirt tucked in and the jacket off. Don't due anything to 'minimize' the fact you are wearing a gun (ie: inside the pants holsters, long jackets, etc). Carry a gun and carry it proud.

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    ^sounds good, and thank you again!

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    saw this on another forum...please advise???

    NOT SO FAST THERE SCOOTER!

    Arizona gun laws apply to Arizona residents only. Unless you have an Arizona Drivers licence you are bound by California gun laws even while in Arizona. I'm not sure if you can even buy ammo here.

    I'd hate to see you get your butt in a sling over this.

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    KandyRedCoi wrote:
    saw this on another forum...please advise???

    NOT SO FAST THERE SCOOTER!

    Arizona gun laws apply to Arizona residents only. Unless you have an Arizona Drivers licence you are bound by California gun laws even while in Arizona. I'm not sure if you can even buy ammo here.

    I'd hate to see you get your butt in a sling over this.
    who was the idiot that said this? defiantly not true. youll hear all kinds of BS but its usually just a rumor or somethin they "heard from a cop"

    when it comes to AZ gun laws, dont believe anything anti-gun until you research it for yourself. which most the time youll find out is wrong and that the person is just another sheep spreading false info

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    ok koo, i wonder why someone would spread falls statements like that?

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    well what iv run across...

    1. ignorant cop
    2. dumbass who listened to ignorant cop
    3. liberal
    4. dumbass who wants to act like he knows what hes talking about since majority of people dont know gun laws
    5. all of the above

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    gotcha, i fully understand that

    thanx!

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    He may have been talking about purchasing a gun in Arizona. FFLs will not sell to CA residents. In fact, I'm pretty sure there are several states that they will not sell to residents of. Actually, it may be a federal thing, rather than an AZ thing.

    As far as carry though, it matters not what state you are a resident of. As long as you are legally allowed to possess a firearm in the United States, you can open carry it in AZ. In fact, you can get a non-resident CCW. Actually, as far as I know, the only state residency restriction as it applies to carry is that if you are an AZ resident, then you must have an AZ CCW to carry concealed. AZ recognizes concealed carry permits from anywhere in the U.S., but has decided that if you're going to live here, they want to collect the CCW fee (tax) from you.

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    AZkopper wrote:
    Yes. In AZ you may Openly Carry a loaded firearm (ie: one in the chamber) in a holster that is wholey or partially visible to common observation, as long as you are a legal resident of the U.S. and not a 'prohibited possessor' (court order, convicted felon, judged mentally unfit, etc).

    Now, carrying in such a mannor in a vehicle may get you in trouble with an overly zealous LEO, who is aware of the Adams case. Without a CWP, you should store your loaded firearm in either a)Plain sight on the passenger seat, b) in the holster anywhere in the car, or c) unholstered (if you wish) in the glove box or center console storage box.

    As stated above, no firearms are allowed in restaraunts that serve alcohol, school grounds, and a few other uncommon areas (hydro-electri plants, etc).

    It is OK to carry in to banks or any other private business, unless posted per private property.

    Do it, it is liberating. Most people won't even care. Those who do mind can only fume, 'cause AZ LEOs are very familiar with gun laws and gun rights here.

    OK...I want to make sure I 100% understand this, since being 1% off is what leads to arrest. Please correct any details I might have wrong, but here is how I understand Car Carry in AZ:

    1. You MAY Carry fully loaded

    2. If Gun is holstered, it may be ANYWHERE in vehicle (Visible or not, on my belt holster that a Cop might or might not be able to see from his vantage point, under the seat, etc).

    3. If Gun is NOT holstered, it must be plainly visible (on passenger seat, on dash, etc), in glove box, or map pocket.

    4. As I'm reading the laws, an unloaded gun have the same requirements that a loaded gun does for car carry.

    5. As far as long guns are concerned, I'm understanding that it can have a loaded magazine, but not 1 in the chamber, and can either be concealed, or not.

    As earlier stated, please correct me on any details that I might have in error.

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