What Are Your Thoughts about the new law coming into effect pretty soon.. how are you guys preparing your selfs? do you think a lot of people that never even wanted to get a CCW are all of a sudden going to start CCing ? not a lot of people know about this new law.. even the other day i was OCing when some guy asked me if i had a permit to OC. In fact i get that alot and mostly from people that were born here in AZ.
Last edited by crackersillo; 07-01-2010 at 06:35 PM.
Will somebody, PLEASE close the back gate. Too many strays wandering into our yard to take a dump.
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
-- George Washington
As for preparing for the new law, it's really one of those moot points in my world. I certainly don't object to more armed citizens. This new law requires no more "prep" than the guns-in-restaurants law, allowing guns in national parks, guns in parking lots law, or any of the other recent pro-gun legislation that has passed. It'll be the same non-event status.
Last edited by Thoreau; 06-30-2010 at 05:49 PM.
The sky is falling, the sky is falling, what shall we do.
i'm simply going to kick my boots off set back and watch all that blood run down the street.
If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance.
Can someone clarify for me exactly what the Arizona law says, especially with regard to out-of-state visitors? Here in Alaska, anyone who is not a "prohibited person" can carry openly but concealed carry is restricted to 21+ year old residents of Alaska and non-residents with a valid concealed carry license from any other jurisdiction. Will the change to the Arizona allow non-residents to carry concealed? The question is kinda academic since I have a CC license from Alaska which is recognized in Arizona, but inquiring minds want to know.
My plan when I retire is to have a summer home in Alaska and a winter home in Arizona. The wife and I are both shooters and both have Alaska CHLs.
Edit: Does Arizona plan to keep issuing concealed carry licenses for purposes of reciprocity?
Arizona doesn't care if you are a resident or not, you just have to be in the US legally. Right now that applies to OC. In 30 days or so it will be the same for CC.
The Arizona CCW permit system will remain in place.
While it's true that you don't need a permit to OC, OC does give any OTHER carrier (open or concealed) a heads up, because they SHOULD be situationally aware. If some thug nasty rolls into the gas station with a Taurus shoved down his pants, I'm gonna notice.
However, CC'ing carries a different set of implications, responsibilities, and skills that require mastering. Proper concealment, drawing from concealment, etc... to name a few.
While I am thrilled that our citizens will now be able to carry concealed without having to "ask permission," I must emphasize the word "Responsibility." I hope that "Constitutional CCWers" will avail themselves to the same kinds of training that licensed CCWers have all these years.
In many cases a LEO will, if not explicitly, "know" or "give you a pass" for having a CCW. That means you're "a good guy." However, I see the potential for many gaffes when Constitutional carriers are pulled over if they do not train themselves on the new laws and protocols.
May need to edit this later to organize my thoughts some more...
If the rivers of blood do flow, we should make a slip-n-slide. Given predictions about the severity of this, we might be able to stretch one from Phoenix to Tucson. And since there's a lot of downhill from about Flagstaff, we could get a big running start, hop on the blood-soaked slip-n-slide in Phoenix, and ride down to Tucson (or Nogales. Although it will be difficult to measure the correct length of slip-n-slide given how everything is metric in those parts) where, if all goes right, we could sort of have a contest of sorts with human traffickers at the end of the slip-n-slide as bowling pins.
State senator Jack Harper is sponsoring an open carry forum in a park in Glendale. The face book link above gives the details. it says concealed carry welcome.
July 29th is the date a new law goes into effect that prevents cities from banning firearms in a city park. We are having this celebration of liberty to hear from all candidates for public office in the area that support the Second Amendment. That should be every candidate. Open-carry or concealed-carry welcome.
Any sitting Governor, Sheriff, or Congressman that comes will receive 10 minutes and jump the line of candidates waiting.
Congressional and state-wide candidates will each have 10 minutes to speak starting at 6:00 pm. Legislative candidates will follow with five minutes each to speak. All State Senate candidates will go before State House candidates. Candidates for schoold boards will be announced and their web sites mentioned by the moderator.
I will be supplying water and ice cream for attendees. Other candidates are welcome to have volunteers pass out refreshments. I believe Glendale told me there can be no literature.
The park closes at sunset. Bring shade, sun screen, and water just in case.
For questions, post on my wall or message me.
Members of the media can reach me at 623-680-3530
Event paid for by Harper For Arizona