Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Registration in Arizona.’ Owner Responsibilities. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 March
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Registration of Firearms in Arizona
Arizona has no law requiring firearms to be registered. In fact, Arizona law states that no political subdivision of the state may "require the licensing or registration of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components… ." Similarly, another provision, which prohibits the transfer of firearms to minors, states that nothing within the statute shall be construed to require firearm sales reporting, nor shall registration of firearms or firearm sales be required.
Finally, an Arizona law enacted in 2010 prohibits a political subdivision from requiring or maintaining a record in any form, whether permanent or temporary, including a list, log or database, of any identifying information of a person who purchases, sells or transfers a firearm, unless the transaction involves a federally licensed firearms dealer, or the record is required or maintained in the course of a law enforcement investigation…