Open Carrying in Arizona

Posted on January 3, 2012

Arizona does not prohibit the open carrying of firearms in public.1 In addition, in 2009, Arizona enacted a law explicitly authorizing the “defensive display of a firearm,” in certain situations.2

See our Open Carrying Policy Summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. See Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3102(B)(3) (exempting visible weapons from Arizona’s meager restrictions on the carrying of firearms in public). []
  2. 2009 Ariz. ALS 183 § 1 (codified as Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-421). []