Arizona has weak gun laws and a high firearm death rate, especially when it comes to intimate partner homicide. Arizona repealed its concealed weapons permitting requirement in 2010 and currently allows anyone 21 or over to carry a hidden, loaded gun in public without a license.
In an average year, 1,096 people die by guns in Arizona.
In Arizona, 71% of gun deaths are suicides.
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In recent years, Everytown and Moms Demand Action have helped defeat legislation that would have allowed loaded firearms in motor vehicles parked on the property of schools, putting children in danger. To become a safer state, Arizona can strengthen its background checks, enact an Extreme Risk law, and prohibit domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing a firearm.
What to Know About Gun Violence in Arizona as the 2021 Legislative Session Begins Today