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Arizona prohibits individuals and political subdivisions of the State from bringing civil actions for damages against manufacturers or sellers of non-defective firearms or component parts of firearms or ammunition when the civil action results from the criminal or unlawful misuse of such products by a third party. This rule does not prevent actions against persons convicted of knowingly transferring a firearm illegally by a party directly harmed by this conduct and some actions by individuals under 17 years of age.1

Arizona provides an affirmative defense to any civil liability or claim for equitable relief arising from noise or noise pollution from an outdoor shooting range that is in compliance with Arizona law.2


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  1. Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 12-714(A), (C)(2); 12-721. []
  2. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 17-605(A).[]