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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

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  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).[]