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Overview for Arkansas

Arkansas will not grant firearm permits to individuals that are considered mental defiant, have committed a felony, or that were involuntarily placed in a mental institution.

There are no specifications about antique firearms in Arkansas law. They are treated as regular firearms. Carrying a loaded firearm on a boat at night is illegal. The weapon must be unloaded and in a container.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes No
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Arkansas.

Arkansas Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Arkansas Magazine Capacity


Arkansas Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in Arkansas?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in Arkansas:

Imitation firearms are defined as:

Explain why water guns are outlawed

Does Arkansas have a gun buy back program?

Arkansas does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Arkansas has no official programs, but there have been attempts at local ones.

Does Arkansas have an inheritance gun law?

Arkansas does not have an inheritance gun law.

Arkansas FAQ

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