Arkansas State Law Summary

Posted on January 2, 2012


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Arkansas does not:

Local governments in Arkansas generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition, and the state requires local law enforcement to issue a concealed handgun license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2010, Arizona had the 11th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns,  Arkansas supplied the 11th highest number of crime guns to other states per capita in 2009. Arkansas exports crime guns at a rate higher than the national average.

Arkansas Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Arkansas, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.