ARS 13-3102.A says "a person commits misconduct with a weapon by knowingly:" followed by several things not allowed. When you get to ARS 13-3012.11 it says "Unless specifically authorized by law, entering an election polling place on the day of any election carrying a deadly weapon."Actually, I think Gutshot has something there. I'd check with a lawyer, but the way the statute reads, if you have a valid AZ carry license, you can carry in a polling place.
In Arizona the CCW permit process creates a government database of those who officially seek permission to carry discreetly and issues them a "permit" to do so.Ok, so in AZ, a CCW license or permit is NOT a license or permit? Uh huh. Then why have them?
The 1912 Arizona Constitution says that the right to bear arms "shall not be impaired."Ok, so in AZ, a CCW license or permit is NOT a license or permit? Uh huh. Then why have them?
I am not so sure. What does this mean?
C. Subsection A, paragraphs 2, 3, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of this section shall not apply to:
1. A peace officer or any person summoned by any peace officer to assist and while actually assisting in the performance of official duties; or
2. A member of the military forces of the United States or of any state of the United States in the performance of official duties; or
3. A warden, deputy warden, community correctional officer, detention officer, special investigator or correctional officer of the state department of corrections or the department of juvenile corrections; or
4. A person specifically licensed, authorized or permitted pursuant to a statute of this state or of the United States.
The prohibition on carry in a polling place is in subsection A., paragraph 11. Does this mean that if you have an Arizona license you can carry in a polling place? Sure seems like it.
I am sure that someone that is much more familiar with Arizona law will solve this dilemma for me. You might have to refund that 3 cents, skidmark.
The law was written way before the CCW laws and does not apply to CCW permits.It depends, does the phrase 'specifically license, authorized or permitted' have some specific meaning?
Must one be specifically permitted to carry while voting in order to carry while voting, or can just anyone do it? If just anyone can carry whilst voting then why specify that it must be specified that one must be specifically licensed, authorized or permitted?
Having lived in Aridzona back when it was 'carry any way you want, as long as it's openly', I'm of the same opinion. The issuance of a general license to carry isn't a specific license, authorization, or permit.The law was written way before the CCW laws and does not apply to CCW permits.
Some of the confusion is what the CCW permit is and is not.Having lived in Aridzona back when it was 'carry any way you want, as long as it's openly', I'm of the same opinion. The issuance of a general license to carry isn't a specific license, authorization, or permit.
Yes, these are past rulings that have been nullified by eliminating the requirement to have a permit in order to discreetly carry a firearm.To clarify Fred, you are speaking of past rulings, that have since been nullified, or in some other form been revised so that (today), folks without a permit aren't getting hauled away to jail for carrying in a car without a permit. Correct?