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Arizona: Constitutional Carry to be Voted on Tomorrow, April 8!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Senate Bill 1108/House Bill 2347 will be voted on tomorrow, April 8.  Please continue contacting your State Representatives and urge them to support SB 1108 and HB 2347.  Contact information can be found here.

Currently, under Arizona law it is generally legal to carry a firearm openly as long as you are 18 years of age and not prohibited from possessing a firearm.  However, if the firearm becomes covered, say with a coat, or if you are a woman and prefer to carry your firearm in your purse, you need to possess a concealed carry permit.  The intent of this legislation is to give people the greatest possible freedom to choose the best method of carry for them.  SB 1108 would generally allow law-abiding persons to carry a firearm for self-defense without a permit.  

Arizona’s constitution, Article 2, Section 26 clearly states that “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired…”  The intention of this language could not be clearer.

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