Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Arkansas

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

With some exceptions, Arkansas prohibits any person under age 18 from possessing a handgun.1

In Arkansas, any person furnishing a firearm to a minor under 18 years of age without the consent of a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for general supervision of the minor’s welfare, is criminally liable for a Class A misdemeanor.2 The crime becomes a Class B felony if the firearm is a handgun or other specified firearm.3

There is no minimum age to possess rifles and shotguns in Arkansas. Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits.

See our Minimum Age to Purchase / Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Ark. Code Ann. §§ 5-73-119(a)(1), (e). []
  2. Ark. Code Ann. §§ 5-73-101(9), 5-73-109(a). []
  3. Ark. Code Ann. § 5-73-109(b). []

Disarming Prohibited Persons in Arkansas

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Arkansas has no law requiring the removal of firearms from persons who have become prohibited from possessing them. However, Arkansas law authorizes criminal courts to issue a no contact order, which may include a prohibition against firearms possession, to a defendant in a criminal proceeding if it appears that a danger exists that the defendant will commit a serious crime, seek to intimidate a witness, or otherwise unlawfully interfere with the orderly administration of justice.1

  1. Ark. Code Ann. § 16-85-714.  See also Ark. Code Ann. § 5.73.110 (stating that nothing in Ark. Code Ann. §§ 16-85-101 – 65-85-109 shall be construed to prohibit a law enforcement officer from disarming a minor or a person who reasonably appears to be mentally defective or otherwise mentally irresponsible). []

Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no laws regulating machine guns.

See our Machine Guns policy summary for further information.

Fifty Caliber Rifles in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no law regulating fifty caliber firearms.

See our Fifty Caliber Rifles policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no law regulating large capacity ammunition magazines.

See our Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Assault Weapons in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no law regulating assault weapons.

See our Assault Weapons policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Child Access Prevention in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no laws specifically requiring firearm owners to prevent access to firearms by children.

See our Child Access Prevention policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Trafficking in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no laws aimed at firearms trafficking.

See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

 

Microstamping & Ballistic Identification in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Mexico has no laws regarding firearm microstamping or ballistic identification.

See our Ballistic Identification and Firearm Microstamping policy summary for comprehensive discussions of these issues.

Ammunition Regulation in New Mexico

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Restricting Locations Where Ammunition May be Possessed

New Mexico prohibits any person from bringing ammunition onto the grounds of the penitentiary of New Mexico or any other designated correctional institution,1 or any county or municipal jail.2 The state also prohibits any person from bringing ammunition into any juvenile detention or correctional facility.3

New Mexico does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Ensure that sellers of ammunition maintain records of the purchasers;
  • Require a license to purchase or possess ammunition;

See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-22-14(A), (C)(1). []
  2. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-22-14(B), (C)(1). []
  3. N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-22-14.1(A), (B)(1). []