Arizona ( (listen); Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo Navajo pronunciation: [xòːztò xɑ̀xòːtsò]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak Uto-Aztecan pronunciation: [ˡaɺi ˡʂonak]) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.
Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase.
Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments.
About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Although federal law gave all Native Americans the right to vote in 1924, Arizona excluded those living on reservations in the state from voting until the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American plaintiffs in Trujillo v. Garley (1948).

View More On
  1. Belevolk

    Arizona  Pima County closes shooting ranges.

    All of the near, local ranges will be closed as of 6 April. Citing lack of trained personnel that can be at the range. So if you want to unload your cannon you have to drive to Ajo to do it. Those ranges are un manned...
  2. RobErvin

    Arizona  AZCDL news update

    AzCDL PAC Status - Clarification The Arizona Citizens Defense League is doing fine! We have received quite a bit of feedback regarding our recent Alert about the dissolution of our Political Action Committee. There appears to be some confusion about what is being discontinued, and what...
  3. RobErvin

    Arizona  Maricopa County AZ passes resolution in support of the 2nd Amendment

    Maricopa County AZ passes resolution in support of the 2nd Amendment, following in the footsteps of many others as in Virginia.
  4. DB is Here

    Arizona  Phoenix gun store owner says proposed assault weapon ban has boosted sales And water is still wet...
  5. v0lcom13sn0w

    Arizona  Ban everything in Arizona

    copied from NWFA...
  6. RobErvin

    Arizona  The Arizona Second Amendment Sanctuary movement

    The Arizona Second Amendment Sanctuary movement has a new website. ARIZONA SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY MOVEMENT - CITY | COUNTY | RESERVATION Both Apache and Yavapai County Boards of Supervisors are meeting on resolutions to declare their Counties as Second Amendment Sanctuaries. The Apache...
  7. RobErvin

    AZ 2nd Amendment rally

    Arizona's 7th annual Celebrate the 2nd Amendment rally in Phoenix, Feb 15, 2020.
  8. billt

    Arizona  CBD Oil & Cream And Firearms Ownership ??

    A lot of states currently allow for the use of, "Medical Marijuana". And several more states like Oregon and Washington have decriminalized it's use as a recreational drug. However, the ATF has stated in an official letter that possession of any type of, "Medical Marijuana Card", is an automatic...
  9. SA Shooter

    Arizona Vehicle Emissions - Diesel Pickups

    I have a 2017 Ram 2500 with a Cummins diesel. It has been "deleted" to remove the DPF system as it became problematic. I got tired of being stranded 14 miles North of NoWhere and the dealer could not seem to fix the problem. Here in Oregon diesel pickups are not tested for any emissions but I...
  10. RobErvin

    Arizona  Ruger raffle from AZCDL.ORG

    Limited time raffle for a Ruger 380 from AZCDL.ORG Event Page | Win a Ruger LCP II
  11. anm2_man

    A new guy from the Great State of Arizona

    First off, I'm a pretty old guy, been shooting & owning firearms for longer than I can remember (Note I still own & Posses my Second gun). I'm big into reloading and reload at least a dozen different calibers. I'm not much into milsurp, but have owned a couple over the years. Became...
  12. JonathanB

    Arizona  Fire restrictions lifted at Tanto National Forest.
  13. badbob85037

    Arizona  Write your Congressman Even if He is Worthless

    Just watched a youtube video of my Rep. telling everyone it's time that congress protect the people of this country from evil guns. Does anyone know where in the Constitution Congress has the duty to protect us? MEChA Boy is Raul Grijalva, AZ District 3. MEChA is a group that took a book of...
  14. billt

    Guns and Medical Marijuana

    I remember when a lot of young people started pushing for this here in Arizona. I said to many of them who I was working with at the time, you would have to be a fool to admit you're a pot user. Let alone admit it by applying for a card so you could purchase a substance that is, banned by...
  15. badbob85037

    Arizona  Shooting on Arizona State Trust Land

    I'm surprised no one in Arizona has said anything about this. Has anyone noticed the increase in No Shooting signs going up the last couple years around Arizona. All state trust land has been put off limits to shooters. These lands can still be hunted on but don't get caught sighting in your...
  16. Joe Link

    Arizona  Federal agent in Tucson gun-smuggling case: ‘Every family member had a .50 cal’

    Federal agent in Tucson gun-smuggling case: ‘Every family member had a .50 cal’
  17. Joe Link

    Arizona  No background checks required for personal property sales

    No background checks required for personal property sales
  18. Joe Link

    Arizona  Our View: Arizona should consider Iowa’s broad approach to gun laws

    Our View: Arizona should consider Iowa’s broad approach to gun laws