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5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

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Hello everyone. Now i live in Tucson Arizona and i am 18 years old. I know i cant get my concealed license until i am 21 but what about open carry. Can i be 18 and walk around with a handgun on my side.

5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:43 PM

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I don't know about AZ but in my state N.C you can't own a handgun untill you're 21, samd should be able to help you I think he's from AZ

5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:44 PM

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For SamD, I believe he's in Arizona. I would'nt think so since you must be 21 to purchase a handgun.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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Ok thanks guy. Yeah i just found out i had to be 21 to purchase a handgun. Why is it that i can buy a shotgun or rilfe at the age of 18 but i cant get a pistol at 18.

5 years 43 weeks ago, 7:11 PM

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I believe you can possess a handgun when you're 18, you just can't purchase one until you're 21, same with pistol grip shotguns. I'm not sure about carring. i would call a local gun shop, they'll be able to tell you.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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Am i able to buy an ar-15 or m4 at the age of 18

5 years 43 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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Arizona is one of our "Gold Star" open carry states. There is complete state preemption of all firearms laws, open carry is common and law enforcement is well educated as to its legality. NOTE:Tribal reservations have their own laws and should be avoided or researched prior to visiting.

Legal Disclaimer We make every effort to provide correct information on this site. However, the legal landscape surrounding open carry is fluid and subject to a myriad of political influences in the various states. Therefore, any and all information you glean from this site should be independently verified!

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State Constitution 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.

Minimum Age to OC 18

Preemption Complete preemption of firearms laws except localities may still limit firearms possession in parks or preserves to persons who possess a concealed weapons permit.

NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms

Open Car Carry You may open carry in a vehicle either in plain view OR in a glove box.

Private Sales Not Yet Determined

Permit Issued Not Yet Determined

K-12 Carry Not Yet Determined

NOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders

College Carry Carry Prohibited by Statute

NOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions

Places Off Limits A Polling Place on The Day of an Election
Establishments or Events Open to The Public AFTER BEING ASKED TO LEAVE OR STORE THE FIREARM
Game Refuges
Nuclear or Hydroelectric Generating Stations
The Grounds of Any Public School

State Law Arizona Statutes

Official Documents

State Organizations

Local Ordinances

Concealed Carry Available at Handgunlaw.us

Uriel wrote:
Hello everyone. Now i live in Tucson Arizona and i am 18 years old. I know i cant get my concealed license until i am 21 but what about open carry. Can i be 18 and walk around with a handgun on my side.

5 years 43 weeks ago, 7:58 PM

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