Purchasing a firearm in Arizona

Steps to Register a Firearm in Arizona

Requirements to hold a firearm license


More information on Federal Firearm Licensees (FFL), as well as what each license type can do, can be found on our FFL home page.
We also have a very helpful FFL search tool if you want to search by postal code, state, business name, or even license number.

Does Arizona Require a Background Check to purchase a Firearm?

No, Arizona does not have a state law that requires a background check prior to the sale of a firearm, but federal law requires all federally licensed firearm dealers to perform a background check before any sale of a firearm.

A state level background check is not a requirement in Arizona before the transfer of a firearm. However, if a licensed dealer wishes to do so, they would initiate a background check required by federal law by contacting the FBI directly.

Owning a firearm in Arizona

Does Arizona have a Gun Free Zone law?

Yes, Arizona has a defined list of gun free zones:

Does Arizona Require a Safety Course to own a Firearm?

You are not required to take a safety course in order to own a firearm in Arizona.

Common Firearm Offenses in Arizona

[13-3102. Misconduct involving weapons] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03102.htm) [13-3102.01. Storage of deadly weapons] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03102-01.htm) [13-3105. Forfeiture of weapons and explosives] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03105.htm) [13-3119. Misconduct involving weapons in a secured area of an airport] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03119.htm) [13-1102. Negligent homicide] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01102.htm) [13-1104. Second degree murder] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01104.htm) [13-1105. First degree murder] (https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/01105.htm)

More on Arizona Firearm Laws