After a series of good gun laws were passed last year (Arizona was able to get them passed after Janet Napalitano went to the Department of Homeland security to bash Veterans and the military), it was reported that Arizona Senate Bill 1108 passed the Senate and is being considered by the House. SB 11028 could make it legal for citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
The Senate Fact Sheet states that the bill will:
1. Changes the classification of misconduct involving weapons by removing as a violation subject to a class 1 misdemeanor the carrying or transporting of a concealed deadly weapon without a CCW permit unless:
a) It occurs during the commission or attempted commission of a serious offense, violent offense or any felony offense that is a class 4 or above, in which case it is a class 6 felony.
b) The person, when contacted by a law enforcement officer, fails to answer an inquiry by the law enforcement officer as to whether the person is carrying a concealed deadly weapon, in which case it is a class 3 misdemeanor.
c) The person is under 21 years of age, with specified exceptions, in which case it is a class 3 misdemeanor.
2. Allows a CCW permit holder to enter a public establishment or attend any public event carrying a deadly weapon, except as prohibited by law, unless the establishment is a secured facility.
3. Exempts from misconduct involving weapons violations related to the possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds a person who possesses a certificate of firearms proficiency and who is authorized under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act to carry a concealed firearm.
SB 1102 would relieve current CCW holders of various requirements if SB 1108 does not pass.