In response to matt gilbert's reply:
It is my understanding, that in Arizona, a firearm= a firearm. Rifle, shotgun & handgun.
ARS - 13-105. Definitions: 17. "Firearm" means any loaded or unloaded handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other weapon which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of expanding gases, except that it does not include a firearm in permanently inoperable condition.
Likely a call to a local gun shop could clear up any confusion; or a visit to the local public library for a book on Arizona gun laws.
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AZ LAW states that...
An unemancipated person under 18 not accompanied by a parent, grandparent, guardian, or a certified hunter safety instructor or certified firearms safety instructor acting with consent of the minor's parent, grandparent or guardian shall not carry or possess on his person, within his immediate control, or in or on a means of transportation a firearm in any place open to the public or on any street, highway, or on private property, except private property owned or leased by the minor or the minor's parent, grandparent, or guardian.
This prohibition does not apply to a person between 14 and 17 engaged in lawful hunting, marksmanship practice, transportation of an unloaded firearm for the purpose of hunting or, between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM, transportation of an unloaded firearm for the purpose of marksmanship at a range or other area where the discharge of firearms is not prohibited.
This law applies in counties with a population exceeding 500,000.
ARS 13-3111) struck down by Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals in December 1999 (In Re Cesar R., 197 Ariz. 4 P3d 980 (Ct. App. 1999), review denied?
While counties can now pass their own ordinances regulating firearm carry by juveniles (ARS 13-3108.C), statewide, if you are in legal possession of the handgun, you can legally carry it in an exposed belt holster. Anyone under 18 would likely have to fall under one of the exemptions or risk becoming a test case, since ARS 13-3111 apparently still remains on the books, despite the appellate court ruling