With the stroke of her pen today, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill allowing Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
Arizona now joins Alaska and Vermont as the third state in the union not to require a permit.
Gov. Brewer declared, “The State of Arizona has long been the home to defenders of personal liberty and the freedoms enshrined and protected by the Constitution of the United States and our State Constitution. I believe strongly in the individual rights and responsibilities of a free society, and as Governor I have pledged a solemn and important oath to protect and defend the Constitution.”
“Today I signed Senate Bill 1108, the constitutional carry bill. I believe this legislation not only protects the Second Amendment rights of Arizona citizens, but restores those rights as well. I am joined in support of this legislation by both Republican and Democratic members of the Arizona legislature, and I laud the strong number of bipartisan supporters who join with me to defend the rights of our citizens,” Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement.
The measure takes effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends.