Arizona rated best state for Concealed Carry!
Once again, Guns and Ammo magazine rated Arizona as the #1 state for gun owners, this time for Concealed Carry laws.
States were rated on their concealed carry laws using the following criteria:
Method of Issuance. With Constitutional Carry, Arizona received the maximum score of 25 points.
Reciprocity. Based on the states that recognize Arizona’s permit and Arizona’s universal recognition of other states’ permits, we received an 18 out of a possible 20 points.
Training Time. With Constitutional Carry, Arizona received 10 out of a possible 10 points.
Application Fee. With Constitutional Carry, Arizona received 5 out of a possible 5 points.
Stand Your Ground / Castle Doctrine. 10 out of a possible 10 points.
“Best States for Gun Owners” rating. Since Arizona was top rated by Guns and Ammo magazine 2 years in a row, we received the maximum 10 points.
Duty to Inform. Arizona has no requirement to immediately inform law enforcement that a person is carrying, giving us 5 out of a possible 5 points.
Preemption. Even though we feel there is room for improvement, Arizona received a top score of 5 when compared to other states.
Nonresident Permit Issuance. 5 out of a possible 5.
A “perfect” score in this rating was 95 points. Because Arizona has Constitutional Carry we received the maximum score in all relevant categories. Our total score of 93 reflects the inequity of recognition and reciprocity laws of other states.
All you need to do is look at AzCDL’s accomplishments to see why we are consistently rated #1 for gun owners.
We are proud that AzCDL’s efforts, with your support, have again garnered this high rating for Arizona from such a prestigious publication. However, from our perspective, there is a lot more that needs to be done to make Arizona truly a free state when it comes to honoring your constitutionally protected right to bear arms. With your continued support we can achieve that goal.
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