State Law Background
Among other things, Arizona does not:
- Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between private, unlicensed parties;
- Prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, or large capacity ammunition magazines;
- Require firearms dealers to obtain a state license;
- Limit the number of firearms that may be purchased at one time;
- Impose a waiting period on firearm sales;
- Regulate unsafe handguns (“junk guns” or “Saturday night specials”);
- Significantly regulate ammunition sales;
- Provide local governments with authority to regulate firearms; or
- Require a license to carry a concealed firearm in public.
In 2017, Arizona had the 18th highest gun death rate among the states. Arizona also supplied crime guns to other states at the ninth highest rate among the states. Arizona exported crime guns at more than twice the national rate and nearly three times the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.
Arizona Firearms Laws
For details about specific firearms laws in Arizona, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.