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Arizona repealed its concealed weapons permitting requirement in 2010, allowing anyone 21 or over to carry a hidden, loaded firearm in public without a license.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 2021, Arizona had the eighteenth highest gun death rate among the states. Arizona also supplied crime guns to other states at the fifth highest rate among the states. Arizona exported crime guns at nearly 2.6 times the national rate and 4 times the rate it imported from guns from other states.
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
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