Arizona Open Carry

Open carry is legal in Arizona and is very common. Law Enforcement are generally informed on the laws concerning open carry in Arizona. [Article 2 Section 26]

The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men.

The minimum age to open carry in Arizona is 18.

Open carrying a loaded handgun in a vehicle is legal in Arizona.

The following is a list of places that are off-limits when carrying a weapon in Arizona:

  • A person with a permit issued pursuant to section 13-3112 may carry a concealed handgun on the premises of a licensee who is an on-sale retailer unless the licensee posts a sign that clearly prohibits the possession of weapons on the licensed premises. The sign shall conform to the following requirements:
    • Be posted in a conspicuous location accessible to the general public and immediately adjacent to the liquor license posted on the licensed premises.
    • Contain a pictogram that shows a firearm within a red circle and a diagonal red line across the firearm.
    • Contain the words, “no firearms allowed pursuant to A.R.S. section 4-229″.
  • Conditionally. If you remain in your vehicle and the handgun is unloaded before entering school grounds, yes. If you have to exit your vehicle while picking up your child, the handgun must be unloaded (as above) and secured (locked) within the vehicle out of plain view. Use caution if you must exit the vehicle with a handgun (or any weapon) to secure it in the trunk of your vehicle. Others may see you and not understand your intention.Additionally, designated employees of a school may order a person off of school property if that person is believed to be interfering with school operations. School boards may also enact specific and more restrictive rules governing firearms and deadly weapons on school grounds. Determine what the rules of a school are before attempting to enter school grounds with a firearm. (ARS 13-3102.A.12, 13-3102.I and ARS 13-2911)
  • Commercial nuclear or hydroelectric generating stations.
  • Polling places on Election Day.
  • Correctional facilities (this includes the parking lot of such facilities).
  • Game refuges (except during an authorized hunt).
  • Tribal Reservations have their own laws.
  • All places off limits due to Federal Restrictions

For concealed carry information, visit our Arizona concealed carry page.

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2/11/2015 – All information updated.

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