Posted on January 3, 2012
(This section was last updated July 5, 2012.)
In 2012, Arizona adopted a law penalizing “trafficking in weapons or explosives for financial gain in order to assist, promote or further the interests of a criminal street gang, a criminal syndicate or a racketeering enterprise.”1 Under the law, “trafficking” means to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense or otherwise dispose of a weapon or explosive to another person, or to buy, receive, possess or obtain control of a weapon or explosive, with the intent to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense or otherwise dispose of the weapon or explosive to another person.2
Arizona has no other laws aimed at firearms trafficking.
See our Firearms Trafficking Policy Summary for further information on this topic.