Well I live in Las Vegas so I donít know your Arizona Revised Statues, the laws. But I can tell you if youíre carrying them on your person, meaning you, yes you are carrying a concealed weapon. I would not recommend it at all. No matter what you tell a Police Officer, if they are found on you, youíre going to jail.
And rolling or keeping your friends with you all the time is a hard thing to do. They might be busy and canít be there for you.
Here in Nevada if the weapon is exposed and people can see it then it is not against the law even for guns, it is an open firearm state. But you can tell that if people see someone walking down the street with any weapon that can cause bodily harm they will call the police and you might have it taken away from you.
On the flip side of all of this you might want to carry O.C. spray. As long as your over the age of 18. When I say O.C. spray I donít mean MACE, because MACE is the name brand of a Pepper Spray. If you choose to go that way I highly recommend it. Iím an OCAT (Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training Instructor) and I teach classes on the use of force protocol for O.C. sprays.
You can carry it on your personís and can buy it at any local gun store or police supply store. Name brands I recommend, BodyGuard LE-10 Cone Model, Defense Aerosol Pepper Projector, Punch II Streamer and my all time knock you on your butt spray FOX labs products. The make a true 5.3million Scoville Heat Unit sprays with only 2% Oleoresin Capsicum rating. The point being hear is that all of the other products that I listed above besides FOX, have there products at 10% Oleoresin Capsicum and 2 million Scoville Heat Unit.
The deference is that if you have to use any FOX spray it hurts twice as bad on the attacker but the recovery time is only about twenty minutes. Due to the fact that there is only 2%OC. Which is a plus because, when the police show up it shows that the attacker most likely wonít need medical attention.
Now with the other sprayís they have it at 10% Oleoresin Capsicum rate which makes the sprayís effects last longer and when the police show up they most likely will have to call rescue out to help the person. Which then becomes a problem because now you must explain why this attacker is having such a hard time breathing.
Be safe and think of different means to protect yourself. Anymore questions hit me back.
[This message has been edited by ocman (edited 02-05-2005).]