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Growth in Arizona Gun Law

You've heard the speculation and nonsense.

Here's the math:


These are the word counts for the law section, Appendix D, of this and previous editions of The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide. The increases are caused by two factors—the discovery and inclusion of new sections of gun law (e.g., security guards, game and fish department, military affairs and emergency management, etc.), and the enactment of new laws by the state legislature, which has been occurring every year in recent times. Reductions, through amendments and repeals, also occur, but the net difference has been an increase since we began doing tracking. Gun laws are growing nationally, with no end in sight. Our gun laws here have tripled in 20 years. Politicians who claim they can’t pass more gun laws are either ignorant or deceptive, which is worse.



A classic example; the all inclusive "ignorance of the law is no excuse" scenario. How is a lay citizen supposed to live up to that requirement, even though it is "modest" when compared to our current tax code, which is a monstrosity that has just kept having layers added to it, with layers made obsolete by subsequent layers not removed from the code. ( Although it seems SOME effort to "take out the trash" may have been made with AZ gun laws ) EVERYONE needs a lawyer now, even for everyday activity.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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