AZ Passes Constitutional Carry

April 17, 2010


AZ Gov Jan Brewer Arizona recently passed, and Governor Brewer signed into law yesterday (Friday April 16, 2010), a Constitutionally correct form of concealed carry. It is concealed carry that does not infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. In about 90 days (plus a few weeks), anyone over 21 that can legally possess a gun can carry it openly or concealed without a permit.

Arizona is the third state to allow this behind Alaska and Vermont (Montana also allows this for many of their citizens, but not all of them). Permits will still be valid and if one desires to get a permit I believe that they will still issue them to allow Arizona residents opportunities to carry in other states with reciprocity laws (which is what Alaska does).

Now many people will (and have) cried out with concerns about widespread violence and a wild wild west attitude–but I’m going to predict that the violent crime rate will NOT increase. If anything it will decrease. More states should follow suit.

Read more here.


Rob is the Founder, Editor, and writer for You Can Carry. He became interested in concealed carry, self-defense, and emergency/personal preparation as he got married and had his first kid. His new-found desire to protect his family and keep them safe led him to getting a concealed firearm permit from the state of Utah, which began an increasing love for firearms and concealed carry. He is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor. Connect with Rob on Google+

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2 Responses to “AZ Passes Constitutional Carry”

  1. Dean Benninger Says:

    Awesome, now we just have 47 States to go…
    California -not concerned as it is in Dire Straits for Economy
    New York -never been there, but you can keep all the People
    Illinois, Wisconsin & Washington DC -Well we know the story for the communist States

    So that leaves us with approximately 42 States…

    In my Humble Opinion, if we keep up our Stand on what the Constitution is all about, this can & will start a spark that will turn into a WildFire that will never STOP!!! We just each need to do our part and not be complacent any longer…

    God Bless & Carry every where & Every Chance you get

  2. Pedro L Martinez Says:

    It’s about time that another state so this, every state should follow this guidelines. We know that every state if different, but one thing that our awesome politicians should understand is that they can make the laws so strong that NOT even a asteroid can’t penetrate that barrier, but for who? for us, the legal law abiding citizens that follow the rules and laws. Criminals don’t follow rules and or any kind of law(s), they just don’t care for anybody else well being, in fact they love to make great damage to that well being.

    Great laws like this one make both sides even, criminals start thinking twice before doing something stupid cause they know that any citizens can and will use their right of self defense without the fear from been prosecute to such extend ridiculous and unnecessary laws. (still be careful, in some states criminals have much more rights than us).

    So stand up, get out and obtain your firearms training whenever you can and start using and owning you CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS in a responsible way, lets make certain politicians see who’s really the bad guys around. We DO NOT anymore or new laws for firearms, we need to enforce the ones that we already have.

    God bless, BE SAFE