18 for open carry and 21 for concealed. INAL
So I've been doing a lot of research on open carry in Arizona and I've been having real problems finding CURRENT Arizona OC laws. As a matter of fact, I just finished talking to a local police officer regarding Arizona's OC laws and he said, and I quote, "You have to be 21 to OC a HANDGUN". I thought you had to be 18 to OC rifles/shotguns AND handguns. And what about conceal carry? How old do you have to be to legally conceal carry? Please help me with this! Thank you so very much!!
18 for open carry and 21 for concealed. INAL
If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance.
i had the same problem when i talked to Marana pd officer one day and he said, you can OC if your 18 but it cant be loaded since you cant buy ammo till your 21 and thats why you have to be 21 to become a peace officer. i think that guy needs to go over the state law again..other ccw instructers ive talked to have said the same thing tho...mind boggling
What is not illegal is not in the law books. In other words, only what is illegal is in the state law books.
What is illegal:
1. Illegal to OC under 18, unless you are 14-17, and hunting or doing varmit eradication for agriculture.
2.Illegal to CC under 21.
3. Illegal to carry if you are not here legally.
4. Illegal to carry in a bar/restaurant that serves alcohol, unless you CC with a valid permit [any state's] and they don't post 'no firearm' signs.
5. Illegal to consume alcohol in bar/restaurant if armed.
6. Illegal to have firearm on K-12 grounds, unless unloaded and out of sight in vehicle; OR you are there for firearm compitition/training.
7. Illegal to have firearm in nuke planty, hydro-electric plant, or voting place.
those are the basics. Read Title 13, chapter 31 and parts of Title 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Last edited by AZkopper; 04-05-2011 at 11:55 PM.
Hey str3ngthz, I posted some information on the "moving back" thread here in the AZ forum from Arizona Revised Statutes. I'm not sure if it will help clear up any confusion for you, but it's there if you want to take a look.
(FTFY)Originally Posted by JoeGlock40
What an idiot. Another example of why (most of the time) asking officers for legal advice is a bad idea. Some know the laws (lots here on OCDO), too many don't.
Under Federal law someone under 21 can't buy handgun ammo.
S/he could, however, buy ammo for a rifle that happens to be in the same caliber as a handgun s/he also legally owns.
S/he could also be gifted with ammo.
S/he can buy a gun in a private sale, but not from a dealer (so can't have a background check).
S/he can also be gifted with a firearm.
S/he can also use a firearm at work... including working as a LEO. Or a soldier.
Others have already quoted AZ statutes for the rest of the original question, so I'll stop here.
Originally Posted by MLK, JrOriginally Posted by MSG LaigaieOriginally Posted by Proverbs 27:12Originally Posted by Proverbs 31:17
Thank You for Accurate Arizona Firearms Law Interpretation!
cops are not lawyers, going to a cop for legal advice is fail for gun owners.
Last edited by str3ngthz; 04-21-2011 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Grammer problem
- The establishment is NOT posted. (Has a sign by the front door, and by the liquor license, and the sign has to be DPS specs like this http://www.azliquor.gov/assets/docum...rearms_eng.pdf )
- You may not drink at any time
- You must have a CCW
If you are someone that sells alcohol to be consumed OFF the premises. Such as grocery stores, gas stations etc.
- OC is legal
- No ccw is required.
- Weapons rules are up to the individual owners of the establishment
When is Arizona going to Join The Rest of The Country and ALLOW Open Carry at Restaurants and Bars?
In Missouri and visiting AZ next month - vacation. I've read the laws. Question, is OC common in AZ? I'm staring in Phoenix and heading south with lots of tourist stuff planned. Do the LEOs give you must trouble on City streets?
If you pull it, you use it. If you pull it and you don't use it, you've done some thing wrong and you might not get another chance. Think about it before you pack it!
I worked 24/7 for 2A OC rights! Don't like what I did? Try it yourself, it was my full time job!
Certified NRA Range Safety Officer - RSO
Long answer - browse through the numerous threads in the AZ forum such as "Places to Open Carry," or others asking similar questions to yours. You'll have the opportunity to read about a lot of people, open carrying in a lot of places, with no hassles.