How to Purchase a Firearm in Arizona
To purchase a firearm in Arizona, you need a Concealed Weapons Permit. To apply, you need to determine whether or not you are eligible for the permit. This means going through the Arizona Statute Title 13, chapters 4 and 13.
Apart from that, you will have to complete a firearm safety training course.
Then, get in touch with the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit via email and order an application packet. This packet will have your application, two fingerprint cards, and a return envelope. You need to submit two sets of fingerprints, proof of training, and a fee.
If approved, you will be notified via email.
Requirements for Purchasing Firearm in Arizona
To qualify for a Concealed Weapons Permit, you must be 21 or over in age, a resident of Arizona or a US citizen, lawfully present in the country, be free of pending charges, free of any felony convictions, and have completed an approved course in firearms safety and training.
Carrying Your Firearm
There are certain zones where you are not allowed to carry your weapon. This includes the grounds of a school, inside the premises of a liquor retailer who prohibits weapons, correctional facilities, polling locations on election day, nuclear/hydroelectric generating stations, etc.
Also, you cannot carry your weapon into an establishment where the operator reasonable requests you to hand over custody of the weapon or keep the weapon away from the premises. The establishment, however, must notify you with a sign first.
It is required by law for counties and cities to offer on-site storage.
Finally, you can’t take your weapon into any place that prohibits the carrying of firearms by Federal Law
As for locations/places where you are allowed to carry your firearm, they are state forests, national forests, vehicles, state parks, roadside rest areas, etc. You can take your firearm into school if you are an adult in a vehicle and the firearm is unloaded. However, if you exit your vehicle, you must unload and secure your firearm and leave it in the vehicle. The firearm should be kept out of plain sight.
Who Can Own a Firearm in Arizona?
According to Federal Laws, the following persons are prohibited from owning a firearm.
- Anybody who is convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment up to a year or more.
- Anybody who is under indictment for a crime that is punishable by imprisonment up to a year or more.
- A fugitive
- An illegal alien.
- Anyone who is declared as mentally defective or has been committed to a mental institution.
- Any person who has been discharged from the military for dishonorable reasons.
- Anyone who is not a citizen of the US anymore (renounced).
- Anyone who has been convicted of domestic violence and other such misdemeanors.
According to Arizona Gun Law…
- Any person who is subject to a restraining order for stalking, threatening, intimidating, or harassing another person.
- Any person who has been found to be a danger to self or possesses acute or grave disabilities.
- Any person convicted of the felony.
- Any person who, at the time of possession, is ordered to be imprisoned or serve time at detention or correctional facility.
- Any person, who at the time of possession, is ordered to serve a time of probation for a felony offense or domestic violence.
- Anyone who is on parole, home arrest, work furlough, community supervision, etc.
- Any person who is a non-immigrant or alien, traveling with or without documentation.
- Some diplomats.
- Any person who has received a waiver from the United States attorney general.
- Any person who has been found to be incompetent, mentally ill, disabled, etc.
- Anyone found to be guilty of a crime.