NEW ARIZONA CCW LAWS
Effective July 29, 2010, Arizona citizens are now allowed to carry a concealed firearm without a concealed carry permit.
The new Arizona laws re-affirm the right of Americans in Arizona to defend themselves with a concealed weapon. Arizona will continue to issue the Arizona Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Permit to qualified citizens.
You may ask yourself....why would I want an AZ CCW Permit when I am allowed to carry concealed without a permit. Here are just a few good reasons.
1. Arizona CCW Permit Holders are entitled to reciprocity with as many as 36 other states, while in possession of an AZ CCW Permit, provided you follow the gun laws for the state you are visiting. Without the AZ CCW Permit, you may be in violation of several state laws while carrying concealed in other states.
2. Arizona CCW Permit Holders may enter an establishment which serves alcoholic beverages, while carrying concealed, provided the establishment allows firearms on their premises and provided you personally do not indulge in the consumption of any alcoholic beverage.
3. Arizona CCW Permit Holders have NO wait period when purchasing a new firearm. You may forgo the NICS background check as your background has already been thoroughly checked.
4. A CCW Permit, under Federal Law, is required in order to have a firearm in your possession when you are within 1000 feet of a school ground
5. Finally, taking our new Basic Pistol/CCW Courses is of paramount importance in order to make certain that you are familiar with applicable Arizona Gun laws and statutes regarding the use of deadly force, interfacing with law enforcement, restricted and/or prohibited places of carry (Gun Free Zones) and last but not least, the importance of safe gun handling in your home, place of business or while out in public. Other important topics covered in this course by our highly qualified and experienced instructors, are the importantance of defensive positioning and proper Mindset (mental conditioning).
New Arizona Firearms Laws
Arizona Firearms Laws Effective July 20th
Arizona Firearms Laws Effective July 20th
Catalina, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The 2011 Legislative session started on January 10th and ended on April 20th. With pro-rights majorities in both chambers and a Governor that signed Constitutional Carry into law in 2010, the passage of pro-rights legislation looked encouraging.
Four bills, three in the House and one in the Senate, were filed early that dealt positively with some form of Campus Carry.
However, after an assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords at a political gathering in Tucson on January 8th, some alleged “pro-rights” state legislators revealed that they were willing to take any position on any issue for the sake of appearances and political correctness.
The leadership in the House of Representatives, under the direction of the Speaker, Kirk Adams, halted the progress of almost all House initiated firearms bills, including the three Campus Carry bills introduced at the beginning of the session. The majority of the pro-rights bills that were passed this session were initiated in the Senate. Despite the resistance encountered in the House, eight bills that AzCDL requested and/or supported made it through the legislature and to the Governor’s desk.
However even the Governor succumbed to the wave of political correctness that washed over the Capitol. She vetoed the remaining, Senate initiated, Campus Carry bill along with an AzCDL-requested bill that would have made it safer for law-abiding citizens entering government offices.
However, when the session ended, we still experienced a net gain in the restoration and protection of your Right to Bear Arms in Arizona. The following is a summary of the new laws that became effective on July 20, 2011.
of the Use of Force
Removal, as an element for justification in defense of another,
of whether a reasonable person would believe that their intervention
is immediately necessary .
Currently, Article 2, Section 31 of the Arizona State Constitution prohibits any law from limiting the amount of damages that can be recovered for causing the death or injury of someone. Article 18, Section 6 mandates that the right of action to recover damages for injuries cannot be stopped and the amount recovered cannot be limited.
The Legislature attempted to protect crime victims from being sued via legislative means (ARS 12-716) but the courts determined portions of the law to be in violation of the state Constitution. The only remedy is a Constitutional Amendment.
CCW Training Reform The burden on the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to approve CCW training courses, training organizations, and instructors has been removed. In a nutshell, Arizona law now mirrors Florida¡¦s when it comes to qualifying for a CCW permit.
With the new changes to ARS 13-3112, ways to qualify for an Arizona CCW permit include:
Completion of courses, offered by a law enforcement agency, college,
or a private or public institution, academy, organization or firearms
training school that uses NRA instructors or is approved by DPS.