An 18 year old was hired to be a cop in Florida, his Mommy had to buy his gun and ammo for 3 years.IANAL. The laws of Arizona for misconduct involving a firearm may be found under ARS 13-3102.
13-3102 - Misconduct involving weapons; defenses; classification; definitions
There is nothing in AZ law that restricts a person 18 or over from owning or openly carrying a firearm as long as the place they are carrying is legal. They cannot buy a handgun from a FFL because of federal law prohibiting a FFL from selling handguns or handgun ammunition to someone under 21. They can buy from a private party though.
That said, understand that you might have a lot of sideways looks and some law enforcement attention depending on where you go and what you do. Be safe and if you decide to carry I would strongly suggest getting some training. Shooter's World at 28th Ave and Indian School offers some very good defensive handgunning courses.
Just adding to that - dress like a gang-banger while carrying, expect to be hassled. Dress like a working professional, the number of unexpected conversations with LEOs drops dramatically.Open carry in Arizona is common enough that nobody notices as long as you're behaving yourself.
Get training and pick your friends/company carefully [just like Mommy said.]
Yews, dress was a major reason to get CCW in AZ. The business men and women objected to the look of the gun belt over their Brooks Brother's suits.Just adding to that - dress like a gang-banger while carrying, expect to be hassled. Dress like a working professional, the number of unexpected conversations with LEOs drops dramatically.
Realistically, more than 99% or unarmed people won't see your openly-carried gun because they don't expect you to be carrying one. If you look and act like you belong where you are, the chances of "man with a gun" calls are near zero out here.
Pay attention to where you are and how you act. Most of the major malls (all Westcor malls, for example - Chandler, Scottsdale, Casa Grande) are posted against carrying weapons. I wouldn't carry openly in a lot of areas in Scottsdale or other areas notoriously full of snowbirds at this time of year. Also, I understand Tucson (Arizona's bastion of liberals) is allegedly not fond of open carry, and Tombstone is still posted, just like back when Wyatt Earp was marshall. Wal-Marts in Mesa - no problem.