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Can you carry concealed in Arizona if you have a CHL?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Doug.38PR, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Doug.38PR

    Doug.38PR member

    May 23, 2006
    How does Arizona law work? Can you carry openly with or without a license but only concealed if you have a license? Or you can only carry openly, and openly only, if you have a license
  2. craiger

    craiger New Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Hi Doug,

    I'm a loooong time lurker here at TheHighRoad who has emerged from lurkerdom to respond to your question.

    AZ is an "open carry" state, which means that as long as the weapon is legal to own and is visible, you can walk down the street with it on your person.

    AZ is also a "shall issue" state. Our "permits" are referred to as CCWs (concealed carry weapons). If you obtain one of these cards with which the state acknowledges your right to carry any darn weapon any darned way you choose, you can then legally carry your weapon concealed. Our CCWs are not weapon specific -- it does not have to be a particular handgun that you qualified with. Furthermore, it doesn't even refer to a "firearm." Instead, it refers to "weapon." So you can also carry concealed a long-bladed knife or other legal weapon.
  3. Axman

    Axman Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Golden Valley, AZ
  4. WayneConrad

    WayneConrad Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Why do I keep sounding like a salesman for Alan Korwin's books? Because they answer this sort of question perfectly, with answers much less likely to land you in jail than opinions you get off of the errornet (the messages above are not what I'm referring to... they look good).

    Arizona Gun Owner's Guide

    You want this book. Really.

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