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Arizona’s weak gun safety laws put its residents at risk. State lawmakers have an obligation to act—immediately—to protect their communities from gun violence.

Arizona repealed its concealed weapons permitting requirement in 2010, allowing anyone 21 or over to carry a hidden, loaded firearm in public without a license. In 2019, Arizona had the 16th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at the 11th highest rate. To protect its residents from gun violence, Arizona could enact an extreme risk prevention law and require background checks on all gun purchases.

What Arizona Does Well

  • Prohibits firearms at polling places
  • Mental health record reporting

What Arizona Is Missing

  • Universal background checks
  • Gun owner licensing
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Waiting periods
  • Concealed carry permit
  • Open carry regulations
  • Child access prevention laws
  • Community violence intervention funding


We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.