Let 's Face It?

908 Words Aug 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Let’s face it. Arizona is a pretty lenient state when it comes to toting firearms. Don’t believe me? Just hop on over to your nearest Walmart and I’m sure you’ll see at least a couple of folks with a gun holster hanging from their Levis. Compared to most other states in the country, Arizona is far from restrictive. In fact, most adults can carry a gun in most places without ever needing a permit! And that’s a big reason why a lot of Arizona residents take such pride in this beautiful state. Arizona values the right to bear arms, and the laws reflect just that.
But what happens when your cherished rights and freedoms all of a sudden turn against you? What do you do if you’re charged with a weapon related offense in Arizona?
First things first, you should know who cannot carry a gun, since so many of you can. If you’ve been convicted of a felony or adjudicated delinquent based on a felony, and your right to possess a gun has not yet been restored, you are prohibited from owning a gun in Arizona. The same goes for people who are incarcerated (that one is almost too obvious), people on probation for domestic violence, and people whom the court deems to be a danger to themselves or others. Additionally, if you are an undocumented alien or if you have been adjudicated incompetent or insane, you are now allowed to own a gun.
Now, if you don’t fall into those categories mentioned above, you are permitted by law to own and carry a gun, however, some rules still apply. For…

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