We’ve all seen the signs on places that prohibit entering with a firearm. Not all are covered by the same laws.
In Arizona there’s a distinction between “public” and “private” property. Public in the statutes refers to state and local government-controlled property. Entering public property that bans firearms is covered under the Misconduct Involving Weapons statutes in ARS 13-3102.10
Entering private property that sells alcohol for consumption is addressed in the Alcoholic Beverages statutes (ARS 4-229). Specific signage is required.
Other private property banning firearms generally falls under the Criminal Trespass statutes in ARS 13 Chapter 15. In a nutshell, there are no specific signage requirements and whatever sign you see is the owners request that you leave if you are armed.
Phoenix Attorney Marc Victor’s Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm has created a short video addressing
“No Guns Signs on Private Property”
We encourage you to watch it.
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Marc is offering to periodically provide legal analysis to general questions that are submitted to him through AzCDL. If you have an issue that you would like to see discussed, reply to this message with your query and we’ll forward it for possible inclusion in a future video presentation.