In Arizona, if you are a law abiding citizen, you will soon have the same rights as criminals. Governor Jan Brewer recently signed into law a bill which will allow people without a permit to carry a concealed weapon (i.e., a gun). The law, which should take effect in July or August, allows people to forgo the background checks and classes currently required for a concealed carry weapon permit. Arizona now joins Alaska and Vermont as the only states to allow concealed carry without a permit.
In other words, law abiding citizens, concerned with their own self defense, can now do what criminals ALREADY do! - namely - walk around armed.