Arizona’s Constitution of 1912 has always held that “the right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired.”
Arizona’s governor a few months ago signed into law a bill restoring Arizonans’ freedom to carry firearms discreetly without a permit. Previously, we had to ask the state for written permission, but could carry a handgun openly. The “open carry” option sometimes scared hoplophobes. And some of us didn’t want the bad guys to know we were armed.
Remember: When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.