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By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)-
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2103 yesterday, the 17th of April, 2014.  The bill reforms concealed carry permit qualifications in the state, allowing people with military service to obtain a permit at 19 years of age.  From trendtrack.com:

E. The department of public safety shall issue a permit to an applicant who meets all of the following conditions:

1. Is a resident of this state or a United States citizen.

2.  Is twenty‑one years of age or older or is at least nineteen years of age and provides evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States armed forces, United States armed forces reserve or a state national guard.

The bold letters indicate the change in the law.

Arizona is one of five “constitutional carry” states.   No permit is required to carry concealed weapons for people who are 21 years of age and who may legally possess weapons.  The permit has advantages, however, as it is recognized by about 35 other states and allows concealed carry in establishments that serve alcohol, as long as the permit holder refrains from consuming alcohol.  This allows armed citizens to eat at most restaurants that other citizens frequent.

The concealed carry reform is one of dozens of bills sweeping across the country.  More than twenty states have reformed their firearms laws in the last year, removing antiquated infringements on second amendment rights.   The reforms have occurred in the face of strong opposition from the “progressive” establishment, including President Barrack Obama.    Millions of dollars were spent trying to overpower grassroots backed reforms.

A tiny number of states have enacted more restrictive legislation under intense lobbying by Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the administration, and the old media.  The legislation in New York, Connecticut, and Colorado is being challenged in the courts.  Three Colorado legislators lost their seats because of unprecedented popular challenges after they voted  for restrictive firearms laws.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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  • 2 User comments to “AZ:Governor Brewer Signs Concealed Carry Permit Reform”

    1. To bad governor Rick Perry of Texas is fighting all the way to the Supreme Court to maintain the state law that bars adults, aged 18-20, from being able to defend themselves.

      He’s also fighting open carry.

    2. Sad to see that some people are more equal than others.

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