Posted on August 19, 2015
Arizona law generally prohibits anyone from giving or selling ammunition to a person under age 18 without written consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.1
Arizona does not:
- Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
- Require a license to purchase or possess ammunition;
- Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers;
- Prohibit persons who are ineligible to possess firearms under state law from possessing ammunition, although federal ammunition purchaser prohibitions apply; or
- Prohibit armor-piercing and other unreasonably dangerous ammunition, although federal prohibition on certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition applies.
See our Ammunition Regulation Policy Summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 1-215(22), 13-3109. This rule does not apply to the temporary transfer of ammunition by firearms safety instructors, hunter safety instructors, competition coaches or their assistants if the minor’s parent or guardian has given consent for the minor to participate in activities such as firearms or hunting safety courses, firearms competition or training. With the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian, the temporary transfer of firearms and ammunition by an adult accompanying the minor in hunting or formal or informal target shooting activities is also allowed. Id. [↩]