The state prohibits the carrying of firearms and deadly weapons on school grounds, at nuclear generating plants, and at polling places on election days unless specifically authorized by law.
Owners of private businesses, including grocery and convenience stores, banks, and offices, or their designees, may prohibit weapons, including firearms, from being brought onto the property, including parking areas (unless allowed by the Parking lot law discussed below) whether signs are posted or not (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-1502). Failure to comply with the prohibition can result in arrest for trespassing.
Parking lot law. State law prohibits a private employer or business entity from establishing, or enforcing a policy or rule that prohibits a person from lawfully transporting or lawfully storing any firearm that is both in the person's locked and privately owned motor vehicle or in a locked compartment on the person's privately owned motorcycle and not visible from the outside of the motor vehicle or motorcycle (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 12-781).
The law does not apply if: