A.R.S. §4-229: Licenses: handguns: posting of notice
- A person may carry a concealed handgun on the premises of a licensee who is an on-sale retailer unless the licensee posts a sign that clearly prohibits the possession of weapons on the licensed premises. The sign shall conform to the following requirements:
- Be posted in a conspicuous location accessible to the general public and immediately adjacent to the liquor license posted on the licensed premises.
- Contain a pictogram that shows a firearm within a red circle and a diagonal red line across the firearm.
- Contain the words, "no firearms allowed pursuant to A.R.S. section 4-229".
- A person shall not carry a firearm on the licensed premises of an on-sale retailer if the licensee has posted the notice prescribed in subsection A of this section.
It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection B of this section if:
- The person was not informed of the notice prescribed in subsection A of this section before the violation.
Any one or more of the following apply:
- At the time of the violation the notice prescribed in subsection A of this section had fallen down.
- At the time of the violation the person was not a resident of this state.
- The licensee had posted the notice prescribed in subsection A of this section not more than thirty days before the violation.
- The department of liquor licenses and control shall prepare the signs required by this section and make them available at no cost to licensees.
- The signs required by this section shall be composed of block, capital letters printed in black on white laminated paper at a minimum weight of one hundred ten pound index. The lettering and pictogram shall consume a space at least six inches by nine inches. The letters constituting the words "no firearms allowed" shall be at least three-fourths of a vertical inch and all other letters shall be at least one-half of a vertical inch. Nothing shall prohibit a licensee from posting additional signs at one or more locations on the premises.
- This section does not prohibit a person who possesses a handgun from entering the licensed premises for a limited time for the specific purpose of either:
- Seeking emergency aid.
- Determining whether a sign has been posted pursuant to subsection A of this section.