State Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines (Department of Public Safety)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Public Safety of Arizona.
Tracking # 2016-7828
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.

Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

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Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please also provide any and all written reciprocity agreements regarding the validity of firearms permits awarded in this or other states.

If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.

Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Teresa Fuentes

Curtis,

Please find your request attached. I need some clarification as to what you are looking for. AZ DPS does not perform the background checks for firearms purchasers, you would need to contact the FBI for that information.

It appears you are only looking for statistics, however you indicated in your request that you wanted statistics on "firearms permits and licenses." The only firearms type permits issued in the state of Arizona are concealed carry permits, which are not required in order to carry concealed. Arizona does not issue licenses for firearms, nor are they registered.

So please be very specific as to what you are looking for. This request is very wordy and confusing. I would be better able to assist you if you were more concise and specific. Please refer to my file number 2016-7828, not the handwritten number on the request.

Thanks Terri 4024

From: Curtis Waltman

Any documents concerning concealed carry permits would be very appreciated if no other documents are responsive from my request. We are looking for firearms policies including concealed carry permits. Thank you for your time and effort!

From: Teresa Fuentes

This is being processed

From: Teresa Fuentes

I received the documents today. You should receive an invoice within the next 2 weeks. Thank you for your patience as the unit has been short-handed for 3 months.

Terri 4024

From: Teresa Fuentes

I have attached an invoice for CD containing the information that could be provided by DPS.

Terri 4024

From: Teresa Fuentes

This invoice was sent to you last year. Please check your email before sending follow up requests. We will not send the records until you pay.

Terri

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $25.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Curtis Waltman

Hi Terri,

I apologize for not having provided payment sooner. A check will be in the mail soon.

Thanks so much for your time,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $25.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Teresa Fuentes

We have not received this check

From: Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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