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Thread: Open Carrying In AZ And No Problems

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    I have been a resident of AZ4 times now. My time here started as a GI at Fort Huachuca in '67. I moved here permanently for the last time in 1998. I lived in Both Cochise County and in Prescott. I also visit the Phoenix metro area frequently as my kids and grand kids live there.

    I have been doing OC for years and the only problem Ihave ever encountered was at a Harkins Theater in Prescott. They do not have any signs posted and I had been in that theater many times before in OC mode but the last timethey told me it was not allowed. No signs means CC is OK I guess. If you can't see it they don't care? Anyway I don't do business with those that don't allow weapons so that's fine. If the business hasa no gun policy posted that's fine I just don't go in there. At least I have the option if it's posted.

    Anyway I OC into my banks and many other businesses without a problem. My current carry is the Ruger SP101 in .357 Magnum with a Fobus holster.

    Other than that the only queries I seem to get is from tourists or snowbirds. They ask if it's legal here and I tell them it is. Or they ask why am I carrying and I just answer because I can legally.

    I just don't see an issue with carrying OC here in AZ. I am now in my 60s, have a beard and just mind my own business.

    I have worked for a few corporate entities in AZ in retirement and I learned that most of them like Wal Mart and Home Depot for instance have a policy of not addressing the issue if a customer has a gun.

    In general I find this is a very gun friendly state. At least here if someone sees a gun you won't be declared a terrorist and the swat teams are dispatched.:quirky Let us hope that the policies and laws of AZ never change from what they are.

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    I certainly hope they do change to allow Constitutional Carry, Restaraunt Carry and a couple of other changes that are currently being processed through the Legislature.

    If your meaning was you hope more restrictive laws would not be imposed, I am with you.

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    Exactly, the laws are fine now with me.

    I just don't want any more restrictions put in place.

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    keninaz wrote:
    In general I find this is a very gun friendly state. At least here if someone sees a gun you won't be declared a terrorist and the swat teams are dispatched.:quirky
    id laugh if it happened though. iv had the cops called on me a few times. usually just ends with me and the cop talking about how stupid the person is who called and how big of a waste of time it was for them to drive across town. personally iv never met/seen the people who report me, but i hope they stayed long enough to see me and the officer joking about how big of pussies they are

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    Tourists, Noobs 'n Snowbirds are theusual problems, altho I've encountered a few 'natives' in the urban areas who've been previously clueless as well. Some people just don't pay attention.Unfortunately... they vote.

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    Yes, well my kids allcarry and so do most of my friends.

    And we vote too!

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    keninaz wrote:
    Yes, well my kids allĀ*carry and so do most of my friends.

    And we vote too!
    Hell Yeah!!!!!

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