The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide
All the gun laws in plain English
ARIZONA RECIPROCITY INFO
MAIN UPDATES FOR 2013 (includes 2012 too)
Download a sheet you can insert into your book with all the changes
listed below for 2012, and the two small changes made in 2013 --
amendments to prevent authorities from melting down guns held by police,
and added protection to stop authorities from creating gun registries
of innocent individuals in the false name of stopping crime.
The 25th edition remains the most current edition in print.
MAIN UPDATES FOR 2012
These changes to Edition 25 take effect August 2, 2012.
Amendments to the hunting laws, including firearm possession while hunting,
easier for military to qualify for hunting papers, new felony for firearm trafficking,
out-of-state felonies redefined, localities can no longer destroy firearms they obtain,
and must make such guns available for resale to the public, one new law about
private troops discovered. The link above gives you a pdf file you can
fit into your book. To read the update online click here.
SPECIAL CHANGES IN THE 25th Edition for 2012
MAIN UPDATES FOR 2011
These changes take effect on July 20, 2011.
A constitutional amendment will be voted on in 2012 to prevent
frivolous lawsuits by felons; Protection for use of deadly force improved,
Preemption strengthened for hunting, DPS removed from CCW class approvals,
Rights restoration expanded, Game refuge gun ban repealed,
Our official state firearm is the Colt Single-Action Army Revolver.
MAIN UPDATES FOR 2010
These changes went into effect on 7/29/10.
Additional statutes and conditions will be posted soon.
Constitutional Carry, Firearms Freedom, Preemption, Knife Preemption
Record-keeping ban, hunting and fishing ballot measure, more.
Two Key Laws Enacted in 2010 So Far (news release 4/6/10)
Statewide preemption is strengthened, preventing localities from infringing RKBA.
Firearms Freedom Act: Arizona joins national movement to control Congress.
UPDATES FOR 2009
CCW in liquor-licensed places OK without drinking, unless no-gun signs;
protection extended to romantic or sexual partners;
Parking lots cannot
ban firearms locked in vehicles,
Defensive display of a firearm in self defense defined and protected; more
Get 2007, 2008 and 2009 as a printable insert for your book.
DETAILED UPDATES FROM 2007 & 2008 LEGISLATURE
2007: No fingerprints on CCW renewal; no Katrina-style gun confiscations; localities can't disarm police;
forgetting to carry permit a petty offense; DNA samples; more. 2008: Illegal alien gun ban; airport carry OK
outside sterile areas; CCW for certain former felons; CCW training good for 5 years; massive overhaul of
sentencing guidelines with renumbering of familiar statutes, increased and decreased sentences spelled out,
arbitrary "dangerous offense" an optional charge prosecutors can use as a plea-bargaining tool; more.
PRELIMINARY UPDATES FROM THE 2007 & 2008 LEGISLATURE
Enacted after the 23rd Edition was released
2007: Emergency gun confiscation banned, renewal fingerprints eliminated, more
2008: CCW renewal-class requirement dropped; Rights restoration improved, more
UPDATES FROM THE 2006 LEGISLATURE
Enacted after the 22nd Edition was released
Burden of Proof corrected and Castle Doctrine strengthened, more
UPDATES to Edition 21 that are in
Edition 22 (2006)
Special changes in 2005:
High School Marksmanship
Concealed Carry Law Amendments and more
Taser Stun Gun Law
UPDATES to Edition 20 that are in Edition
Utah Drops Reciprocity with Arizona
UPDATES to Edition 19 that are in Edition
UPDATES to Edition 19, for 1999
UPDATES to Edition 18 that are in Edition
UPDATES to Edition 17 that are in Edition
UPDATES to Edition 16 that are in Edition
UPDATES to Edition 15 that are in Edition
• The history of Arizona's gun laws, beginning before statehood •
This thoroughly researched article by Tucson activist Ken Rineer
how the state has no legitimate delegated authority to regulate
discreet carry of firearms, and how the state usurped powers
it does not and should not have.