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House to vote on concealed weapons bill

The Arizona House has scheduled a vote on legislation that would make Arizona the third state allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

The House is set to vote on the bill on April 8. The Senate approved the measure last week.

The legislation would make it legal for most U.S. citizens 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona without the permit now required.

Currently, carrying a hidden firearm without a permit is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

If the legislation is enacted, Arizona would join Alaska and Vermont in not requiring permits to carry concealed weapons.

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