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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Arizona, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 32.0%1
2002: 36.2%2
2001: 31.1%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Arizona, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 48.30%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Arizona, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 57.5%5 6
1991/2000: 66.3%
1981/1990: 67.3%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Arizona, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 9277
2013: 941
2012: 946
2011: 964
2010: 931
2009: 856
2008: 907
2007: 951
2006: 982
2005: 934
2004: 897
2003: 849
2002: 968
2001: 842
2000: 796
1999: 822

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 13.777
2013: 14.18
2012: 14.43
2011: 14.89
2010: 14.57
2009: 13.49
2008: 14.44
2007: 15.42
2006: 16.29
2005: 16.00
2004: 15.87
2003: 15.41
2002: 17.94
2001: 15.97
2000: 15.51
1999: 16.36

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Arizona, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 3897
2012: 394
2011: 402
2010: 418
2009: 387
2008: 474
2007: 528
2006: 549
2005: 532
2004: 509
2003: 498
2002: 504
2001: 494
2000: 410
1999: 470

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 5.877
2012: 6.01
2011: 6.21
2010: 6.54
2009: 6.10
2008: 7.55
2007: 8.56
2006: 9.11
2005: 9.11
2004: 9.01
2003: 9.04
2002: 9.34
2001: 9.37
2000: 7.99
1999: 9.36

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Arizona, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 2517
2012: 254
2011: 259
2010: 271
2009: 228
2008: 333
2007: 354
2006: 387
2005: 377
2004: 342
2003: 324
2002: 355
2001: 332
2000: 274
1999: 303

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 3.797
2012: 4.38
2011: 4.00
2010: 4.24
2009: 3.59
2008: 5.30
2007: 5.74
2006: 6.42
2005: 6.46
2004: 6.05
2003: 5.88
2002: 6.58
2001: 6.30
2000: 5.34
1999: 6.03

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 1339 10
2012: 157
2011: 165
2010: 152
2009: 164
2008: 243
2007: 265
2006: 269
2005: 270
2004: 244
2003: 275
2002: 246
2001: 243
2000: 221
1999: 232
1998: 222
1997: 205
1996: 223
1995: 249

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.0012
2012: 2.39
2011: 2.55
2010: 2.37
2009: 2.59
2008: 3.87
2007: 4.30
2006: 4.46
2005: 4.62
2004: 4.32
2003: 4.99
2002: 4.56
2001: 4.61
2000: 4.28
1999: 4.62
1998: 4.55
1997: 4.33
1996: 4.86
1995: 5.62

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 13
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 11
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 229 10
2012: 21
2011: 23
2010: 24
2009: 20
2008: 31
2007: 46
2006: 47
2005: 41
2004: 34
2003: 29
2002: 37
2001: 26
2000: 24
1999: 29
1998: 36
1997: 36
1996: 29
1995: 39

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.3312
2012: 0.32
2011: 0.36
2010: 0.37
2009: 0.32
2008: 0.49
2007: 0.75
2006: 0.78
2005: 0.70
2004: 0.60
2003: 0.53
2002: 0.69
2001: 0.49
2000: 0.47
1999: 0.58
1998: 0.74
1997: 0.76
1996: 0.63
1995: 0.88

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 1413 10
2012: 14
2011: 12
2010: 19
2009: 13
2008: 24
2007: 19
2006: 20
2005: 21
2004: 21
2003: 20
2002: 19
2001: 10
2000: 16
1999: 18

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.38
2006: 0.33
2005: 0.36
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.36
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 299 10
2012: 33
2011: 34
2010: 56
2009: 13
2008: 16
2007: 12
2006: 27
2005: 43
2004: 7
2003: 7
2002: 7
2001: 12
2000: 8
1999: 11
1998: 10
1997: 16
1996: 18
1995: 37

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.4412
2012: 0.50
2011: 0.53
2010: 0.87
2009: 0.20
2008: 0.25
2007: 0.19
2006: 0.45
2005: 0.74
2004: 0.12
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.13
2001: 0.23
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.22
1998: 0.20
1997: 0.34
1996: 0.39
1995: 0.83

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 22913 10
2012: 232
2011: 234
2010: 249
2009: 204
2008: 306
2007: 334
2006: 365
2005: 355
2004: 317
2003: 303
2002: 334
2001: 320
2000: 255
1999: 280

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Arizona, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 3.4613 10
2012: 3.54
2011: 3.61
2010: 3.90
2009: 3.22
2008: 4.87
2007: 5.42
2006: 6.05
2005: 6.08
2004: 5.61
2003: 5.50
2002: 6.19
2001: 6.07
2000: 4.97
1999: 5.57

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Arizona, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 1,1637
2012: 1,156
2011: 1,160
2010: 1,093
2009: 1,060
2008: 972
2007: 1,016
2006: 979
2005: 945
2004: 880
2003: 840
2002: 886
2001: 767
2000: 784
1999: 766

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 17.557
2012: 17.65
2011: 17.93
2010: 17.10
2009: 16.71
2008: 15.48
2007: 16.47
2006: 16.24
2005: 16.18
2004: 15.57
2003: 15.24
2002: 16.42
2001: 14.54
2000: 15.28
1999: 15.25

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Arizona, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 6557
2012: 663
2011: 674
2010: 620
2009: 605
2008: 540
2007: 552
2006: 563
2005: 514
2004: 509
2003: 486
2002: 559
2001: 468
2000: 489
1999: 476

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 9.887
2012: 10.12
2011: 10.42
2010: 9.70
2009: 9.54
2008: 8.60
2007: 8.95
2006: 9.34
2005: 8.80
2004: 9.01
2003: 8.82
2002: 10.36
2001: 8.87
2000: 9.53
1999: 9.47

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Arizona, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 12813
2012: 106
2011: 115
2010: 100
2009: 86
2008: 65
2007: 56
2006: 91
2005: 69
2004: 69
2003: 57
2002: 77
2001: 60
2000: 75
1999: 134

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.9313
2012: 1.62
2011: 1.77
2010: 1.56
2009: 1.36
2008: 1.03
2007: 0.91
2006: 1.51
2005: 1.18
2004: 1.22
2003: 1.03
2002: 1.43
2001: 1.14
2000: 1.46
1999: 2.67

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Arizona, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 3813
2012: 56
2011: 65
2010: 61
2009: 29
2008: 66
2007: 42
2006: 47
2005: 55
2004: 58
2003: 33
2002: 65
2001: 40
2000: 37
1999: 43

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.5713
2012: 0.85
2011: 1.00
2010: 0.95
2009: 0.46
2008: 1.05
2007: 0.68
2006: 0.78
2005: 0.94
2004: 1.03
2003: 0.60
2002: 1.20
2001: 0.76
2000: 0.72
1999: 0.86

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Arizona, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 48913
2012: 501
2011: 494
2010: 459
2009: 490
2008: 409
2007: 454
2006: 425
2005: 390
2004: 382
2003: 396
2002: 417
2001: 368
2000: 377
1999: 299

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 7.3813
2012: 7.65
2011: 7.62
2010: 7.18
2009: 7.72
2008: 6.51
2007: 7.36
2006: 7.05
2005: 6.68
2004: 6.76
2003: 7.19
2002: 7.73
2001: 6.98
2000: 7.35
1999: 5.95

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Arizona, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 12
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 11
2007: 14
2006: 9
2005: 15
2004: 14
2003: 12
2002: 25
2001: 16
2000: 14
1999: 17

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.19
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.18
2007: 0.23
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.25
2003: 0.22
2002: 0.46
2001: 0.30
2000: 0.27
1999: 0.34

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Arizona, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Arizona, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Arizona, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 11
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 12
2004: 11
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 22
2001: 12
2000: 12
1999: 17

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.41
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Arizona, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 157
2012: 11
2011: 12
2010: 16
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 14
2007: 17
2006: 14
2005: 21
2004: 14
2003: 15
2002: 14
2001: 13
2000: 11
1999: 9

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.237
2012: 0.17
2011: 0.19
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.22
2007: 0.28
2006: 0.23
2005: 0.36
2004: 0.25
2003: 0.27
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.25
2000: 0.21
1999: 0.18

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Arizona, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Arizona, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Arizona, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 1413
2012: 10
2011: 11
2010: 14
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 12
2007: 14
2006: 12
2005: 20
2004: 12
2003: 13
2002: 14
2001: 13
2000: 11
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Arizona, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.34
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Arizona, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 4918
2010: 51
2009: 34
2008: 5619
2007: 30
2006: 54
2005: 32
2004: 46
2003: 29
2002: 54
2001: 5520
2000: 34
1999: 37
1998: 32
1997: 36
1996: 29
1995: 51

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Arizona at a rate of 24.821 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Arizona ranked at No. 1321 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Arizona is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Arizona includes the Arizona Revised Statutes and the Constitution of Arizona 191223

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Arizona are regulated by the State of Arizona24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Arizona, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Arizona, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns and automatic firearms,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Arizona, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions30 34 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Arizona, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Arizona, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Arizona, non-prohibited persons of minimum age35 36 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Arizona is 18 years37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Arizona stipulates38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Arizona, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Arizona, the law does not require40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Arizona, licensed firearm dealers are not required41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Arizona, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Arizona, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Arizona is not obliged44 42 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Arizona is not obliged (under State Law)44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Arizona, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Arizona is reported to be

2015: 3,20246
2014: 3,18947
2013: 3,06248
2012: 2,89549
2011: 2,72350

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Arizona, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Arizona, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Arizona do not include (child care facilities only)53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Arizona do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Although regulations in Arizona do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit, US federal law does apply55

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Arizona, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 60 61 25 26

Firearm Tracing

In Arizona, state authorities carry out62 25 26 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Arizona, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not63 62 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Arizona, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit64 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Arizona, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed without a permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Arizona, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 65 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Arizona, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Arizona, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt39 66 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Arizona, private guns are prohibited in bars and restaurants, election polling places, nuclear or hydroelectric stations, any 'public establishment or event' banning firearms, jails (civilian firearms)67 68 and schools69 25 26

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Arizona, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm70 is three years in prison56 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Arizona as ‘F’71

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Arizona on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 072
2010: 073
2009: 274
2008: 675
2007: 676

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Arizona at No. 3177 among 50 US States


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