Firearms Law

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This page includes many, but not all, firearms related laws and regulations in Arizona and Phoenix. There are many other regulations not listed here that pertain to hunting, other municipalities, and other public policies. This is not an absolute resource, and should not be treated as legal advice, always consult a legal professional for advice regarding legal matters.

 

Arizona Revised Statutes

Title 13 Criminal Code

Chapter 4 JUSTIFICATION
13-401 Unavailability of justification defense; justification as defense
13-402 Justification; execution of public duty
13-403 Justification; use of physical force
13-404 Justification; self‑defense
13-405 Justification; use of deadly physical force
13-406 Justification; defense of a third person
13-407 Justification; use of physical force in defense of premises
13-408 Justification; use of physical force in defense of property
13-409 Justification; use of physical force in law enforcement
13-410 Justification; use of deadly physical force in law enforcement
13-411 Justification; use of force in crime prevention; applicability
13-412 Duress
13-413 No civil liability for justified conduct
13-414 Justification; use of reasonable and necessary means
13-415 Justification; domestic violence
13-416 Justification; use of reasonable and necessary means; definition
13-417 Necessity defense
13-418 Justification; use of force in defense of residential structure or occupied vehicles; definitions
13-419 Presumptions; defense of a residential structure or occupied vehicle; exceptions; definitions
13-420 Attorney fees; costs
13-421 Justification; defensive display of a firearm; definition
Chapter 31 WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES
13-3101 Definitions
13-3102 Misconduct involving weapons; defenses; classification; definitions
13-3102.01 Storage of deadly weapons; definitions
13-3103 Misconduct involving explosives; classification
13-3104 Depositing explosives; classification
13-3105 Forfeiture of weapons and explosives
13-3106 Firearm purchase in other states
13-3107 Unlawful discharge of firearms; exceptions; classification; definitions
13-3108 Firearms regulated by state; state preemption; violation; classification; definition
13-3109 Sale or gift of firearm to minor; classification
13-3110 Misconduct involving simulated explosive devices; classification; definition
13-3111 Minors prohibited from carrying or possessing firearms; exceptions; seizure and forfeiture; penalties; classification
13-3112 Concealed weapons; qualification; application; permit to carry; civil penalty; report; applicability
13-3113 Adjudicated delinquents; firearm possession; classification
13-3114 Arizona manufactured firearms; regulation; definitions
13-3115 Forensics firearms identification system
13-3116 Misconduct involving body armor; classification; definition
13-3117 Remote stun guns; sales records; use; classification; definitions
13-3118 Possession or storage of firearms; restrictions prohibited; exceptions
13-3119 Misconduct involving weapons in a secured area of an airport; classification; definitions
13-3120 Knives regulated by state; state preemption; definitions
Chapter 38 MISCELLANEOUS
Article 7 Arrest
13-3884 Arrest by private person

 

Title 12 Courts and Civil Proceedings

Chapter 5 LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS
Article 3 Personal Actions
12-558.01 Actions related to the lawful discharge of a firearm; burden of proof; attorney fees and costs
Chapter 6 SPECIAL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS BY INDIVIDUAL PERSONS
Article 18 Firearms Storage and Transportation
12-781 Transportation or storage of firearms; motor vehicles; applicability

 Title 4 Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 2 REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS
Article 2 Regulatory Provisions
4-229 Licenses; handguns; posting of notice
Article 3 Prohibitions
4-244 Unlawful acts
4-246 Violation; classification

Title 17 Game and Fish

Chapter 6 SHOOTING RANGES
Article 1 Outdoor Shooting Range Noise Standards
17-601 Definition of outdoor shooting range
17-602 State outdoor shooting range noise standards; preemption; measurement; definitions
17-603 Preexisting outdoor shooting ranges; noise buffering or attenuation
17-604 Nighttime outdoor shooting range operations
17-605 Noise pollution; nuisance; defense; costs
Article 2 Disclosure of Proximity to Shooting Range
17-621 Recording proximity to shooting range; definition

Arizona Attorney General

Phoenix City Code

Chapter 23 MORALS AND CONDUCT

Division 4. Burglary Tools, Weapons and Firearms

23-39. Brass knuckles, blackjacks, slung shots, and billys.

23-40. Concealed weapons.

23-41. “Firearm” defined.

23-42. Discharging firearms, BB guns and slung shots prohibited; exceptions.

 

Phoenix Police Department

Memo to officers explaining the states firearms laws as it pertains to adults under the age of 21.
Phoenix PD Memo on Gun Laws

City of Phoenix FAQ on Arizona’s Gun Laws 

18 US Code Chapter 44

 

ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)

ATF F.A.Q

ATF Rulings

http://www.atf.gov/regulations-rulings/rulings/index.html

  • 2012-5 – Type 4 Magazine Construction
  • 2012-4 – Storage of Explosive Actuated Tactical Devices by Law Enforcement – ATF Ruling 2012-4 provides guidance on the storage of explosive actuated tactical devices for law enforcement tactical response teams. As a law enforcement sensitive document, ATF Ruling 2012-4 is not available on the ATF website. Law enforcement agencies may contact the Explosives Industry Programs Branch at (202) 648-7120, or via email atEIPB@ATF.GOV to request a copy of ATF Ruling 2012-4.
  • 2012-2 – Storage of Display Fireworks in Picking Bins
  • 2012-1 – Time Period for Marking Firearms Manufactured
  • 2011-4 – Pistols Configured from Rifles; Rifles Configured from Pistols
  • 2011-3 – Alternate Locks Authorized for Explosives Magazines
  • 2011-2 – Locking Requirements for Outdoor Type 5 Bin and Silo Magazines
  • 2011-1 – Consolidation of Required Records for Importers
  • 2010-10 – Manufacturing Operations May Be Performed by Licensed Gunsmiths Under Certain Conditions
  • 2010-9 – Supporting Documentation for Import Permit Applications
  • 2010-8 – Consolidation of Required Records for Manufacturers
  • 2010-7 – Perforating Gun Storage
  • 2010-6 – State of Residence
  • 2010-3 – Identification of Maxim Side-Plate Receivers
  • 2010-2 – Visibility of Marks on Explosives Containers Stored in Magazines
  • 2010-1 – Temporary assignment of a firearm by an FFL to an unlicensed employee does not constitute a transfer, however, temporary assignment of a firearm to an unlicensed agent, contractor, volunteer or other non-employee is a transfer
  • 2009-5 – Firearms Manufacturing Activities – Identification Markings of Firearms
  • 2009-4 – Perforating Gun Storage (renumbered as ATF Ruling 2010-7)
  • 2009-3 – Storage of Explosives in Law Enforcement Explosives Response Vehicles
  • 2009-2 – Firearms Manufacturing Activities – Installation of Drop In Replacement Parts
  • 2009-1 – Firearms Manufacturing Activities
  • 2008-3 – Electronic Version of Form 4473
  • 2008-2 – Records Required for Firearms Licensees
  • 2008-1 – Fabrique Nationale Herstal SA (FN) FNC rifle
  • 2007-4 – Alternative Methods or Procedures; Emergency Variations from Requirements
  • 2007-3 – Preloading and Temporary Storage of Blasting Agents on Bulk Delivery Vehicles
  • 2007-2 – Temporary Storage of Display Fireworks
  • 2007-1 – Maintaining Required Explosives Records in Computerized Form
  • 2006-2 – Classification of Devices That are Exclusively Designed to Increase the Rate of Fire of a Semiautomatic Firearm. The Ruling Applies to the Akins Accelerator™ and May Apply to Other Devices
  • 2006-1 – Temporary Emergency Variations from the Explosives Marking Requirements
  • 2005-4 – A ported device attached to the barrel of a paintball gun
  • 2005-3 – Meaning of Term Inhabited Building
  • 2005-2 – Meaning of Term Highway
  • 2004-5 – Minigun Ruling
  • 2004-3 – Locking Requirements for Indoor Type 4 Storage Magazines; Alternate Methods or Procedures; Emergency Variations from Requirements
  • 2004-2 – Temporary Importation of Firearms Subject to the NFA
  • 2003-6 – Use of ATF Electronic eForm 6
  • 2003-5 – Distribution of Explosives to Limited Permittees
  • 2003-4 – Importation Of Sten Type Receivers For Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2003-3 – Importation Of Heckler & Koch G3 Type Receivers For Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2003-2 – Importation Of Fn Fal Type Receivers For Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2003-1 – Importation Of Browning M1919 Type Receivers For Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2002-7 – Prohibited Practices
  • 2002-6 – Identification of Firearms, Armor Piercing Ammunition, and Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices
  • 2002-5 – Transfer and Possession of Machineguns
  • 2002-4 – Indoor Storage of Explosives in Business Premises Directly Adjacent to a Residence or Dwelling
  • 2002-3 – Indoor Storage of Explosives in a Residence or Dwelling
  • 2001-5 – Identification of Transferee
  • 2001-3 – Importation of Surplus Military Curio or Relic Firearms
  • 2001-1 – Destructive Device
  • 97-2 – Semiautomatic firearms resembling the Browning 1919 A-4 and A-6 machineguns are “portable weapons” within the definition of “firearm” in 27 CFR § 53.11
  • 96-2 – Estate Sale Auctioneers and FFL Requirements
  • 95-3 – 37/38 mm Gas/Flare Guns with anti-Personnel Ammunition are Defined as NFA Weapons
  • 95-1 – Parts and Accessories
  • 94-6 – Tax on Use by Manufacturer, Producer or Importer of Firearms or Ammunition
  • 94-2 – Striker 12 Shotgun Defined as NFA Weapon
  • 94-1 – USAS-12 Shotgun as NFA Weapon
  • 85-10 – Surplus Military Frames or Receivers, Alone, Denied Importation
  • 85-2 – Importation of NFA Firearms as Sales Samples
  • 83-5 – STEN MK II as NFA Weapon
  • 82-8 – SM10, SM11A Pistols and SAC Carbines as NFA Weapons
  • 82-2 – KG-9 Pistol as NFA Weapon
  • 81-4 – “Auto Sear”
  • 81-3 – Importation of Firearms Acquired Outside the U.S. by U.S. Citizens
  • 80-21 – Identification of “state of residency” for out-of-state College Students
  • 80-20 – Rifled Bore ‘tasers’ as Firearms
  • 80-8 – Importation of Surplus Military Firearms for Law Enforcement
  • 79-7 – Firearm Purchaser Identification
  • 77-24 – Storage Compartments on Vehicles
  • 77-1 – Gunsmithing at Shooting Events
  • 76-25 – Recordkeeping Requirements Salvaged Firearms
  • 76-22 – Qualifying Tax Free Transfers
  • 76-18 – Alternate bullet-resistant construction standards for explosives magazines.
  • 76-15 – Acquisition and Disposition of Pawned Firearms
  • 76-6 – “Tasers” as Firearms
  • 75-31 – Meaning of Terms, “Engaged in the Business.”
  • 75-28 – Foreign Manufactured Serial Numbers
  • 75-27 – Renewed Federal Firearms License Conduct of Business
  • 75-21 – Construction of Storage Facilities by the Department of Defense – Concrete Floors.
  • 75-20 – Meaning of Terms, “Inhabited Building.”
  • 75-7 – Small Caliber “Penguns”
  • 74-20 – Disposition of Replacement Firearms
  • 74-13 – Importation of Firearms by Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • 74-8 – NFA Firearms for Official Use Only
  • 73-19 – Bonafide Firearms Consultants and Business Premises
  • 73-13 – Gunsmithing Premises and Regular Business Hours
  • 73-9 – Federal Firearms Licensees at Multiple Locations and Common Expiration Dates
  • 69-309 (Rev. Rul.) – Importation of Longguns and Ammunition by members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • 69-59 (Rev. Rul.) – Gunshow Sales at Non-Licensed Premises

 ATF Letters on specific issues/products (these link to third party sites, use as a resource at your own risk)

Handgunlaw.us

This site is a private sight that offers inform ion relating to concealed carry and firearms in many states, here is the AZ link.
http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/arizona.pdf

Knives

Knives are also regulated in other states, Arizona is very friendly to knives of all types, baring federal rules.
http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USKnife.pdf

 Tasers

 http://www.taser.com/legal-reference