Guns & Weapons

Guns & Weapons

Laws are set to protect kids and adults when dangerous instruments are involved. This applies to driving a car as well as to possession of guns. In Arizona, the law states that kids under the age of 18 are not allowed to carry guns (A.R.S. 13-3111).

This law also provides some exceptions where kids are allowed to have and use a gun under certain restricted conditions.

  • For example, a kid can carry a gun if he or she is with a parent, grandparent, qualified hunter, safety instructor, or qualified firearms safety instructor as long as there is permission from a parent or guardian.
  • When involved in lawful hunting or shooting events or marksmanship practice, kids between the ages of 14 and 18 are allowed to be in possession of a firearm (A.R.S. 13-3111).

Because there are many exceptions and details in this statute, you may want to read the law or consult a gun expert or lawyer before actually possessing a firearm.


Arizona law (A.R.S. 13-3101) says that a deadly weapon is anything that is designed for lethal use, including a firearm.

It is against Arizona law to carry a firearm or any deadly weapon on a school campus (A.R.S. 13-3102).


Laws may have changed since the last time this article was updated. The current and most up-to-date laws can be accessed here.