The streets of Arizona just got a little more dangerous, or safer, depending on your perspective. Arizona residents are now allowed to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Before the law took place, Arizona residents were allowed to carry weapons, as long as they were visible.
The Associated Press reports that the new law applies to people 21 and over who do not have a criminal record. People can carry guns now just about anywhere in Arizona. The one exception is in places where liquor is served.
According to Sheriff Arpaio, the law doesn't change much in Arizona.
"That's a good law," Arpaio said this week. "I support it. People were not shooting each other before the new law was passed when they had the right to open-carry weapons. What's the difference now? Concealed or not, people are not pulling guns out and shooting each other."
The new law may not change much in Arizona, but it does make it easier for people to carry weapons. The right to bear arms is something the people in Arizona have always fought for, but more guns means more possibilities for shootings.
With the turmoil in Arizona brewing over immigration, lax gun laws could create trouble.