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Thread: Arizona gets "Constitutional" concealed carry

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    Looks like our friends to the South have beat us to the punch on this one. I had kind of hoped that Utah would be the first of the lower 48 to get "Alaska Carry" or "Constitutional Carry" or just plain old permit-free concealed carry with a permit system still in place. But it is always easier not to be the first so let's make sure to follow suit just as soon as possible.

    KSL report of the AP story at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=157&sid=10317815

    The Arizona section thread at http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...719728#p719728

    Congrats to those who made this a reality in Arizona and have now paved the way for Utah to follow.

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    Awesome! Go AZ!! :celebrate
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    That is SERIOUSLY something that Utah needs to do. I think the idea of this type of carry is the most fair across the board. Hey, it'll take a few months or so to weed out the idiots, then on to a polite society: Finally.

    Very cool. :celebrate

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    So does this make it legal for a Utah resident to carry concealled there without a permit.

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    kdt1970 wrote:
    So does this make it legal for a Utah resident to carry concealled there without a permit.
    From the KSL article:

    The legislation, approved by the House 36-19 without discussion, would make it legal for most U.S. citizens 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona without the permit now required. Currently, carrying a hidden firearm without a permit is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
    I'm sure the "most" is just to exclude felons and the like.

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    kdt1970 wrote:
    So does this make it legal for a Utah resident to carry concealled there without a permit.
    Yes. ONCE it actually goes into effect. I'm not sure when that is in Arizona generally, or on this bill specifically, but somewhere between 30 and 60 days following signing by the governor or end of legislative session is fairly common.

    Arizona does recognize a Utah permit as long as you are not an Arizona resident. But I would not carry concealed in Arizona without a valid permit until I had confirmed the law was in effect.

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    Governor Jan Brewer has not signed it into law yet. I believe that she has until midnight on Wednesday to veto it if she is going to. I don't think she will, but she could, so lets all celebrate once it is signed or after Wednesday. AZCDL worked very hard for this bill, and it has many other very good things in it besides Constitutional Carry.

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    Great job, Arizona!

    Hopefully this will result in a positive change for Arizona, and the idea will spread like wildfire.
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