Arkansas Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Arkansas Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Arkansas gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Arkansas can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Akansas State Constitution

"The citizens of this State shall have the right to keep and bear arms for their common defense."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people and government is instituted for their protection, security and benefit; and they have the right to alter, reform or abolish the same, in such manner as they may think proper."

"The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good; and to petition, by address or remonstrance, the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged."

Arkansas Gun Laws

Arkansas Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Arkansas Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry Licensing (Source: Arkansas State Police)
Concealed Handgun Carry Online Licensing System (Source: Arkansas State Police)

Arkansas Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting Overview (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)
Hunting License Description & Fees (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)
AGFC Online Licensing System (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)
Hunter Education (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)

Arkansas Shooting Ranges

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Shooting Ranges (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Arkansas Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Arkansas NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Arkansas State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Arkansas Gun Shows and FFLs

Arkansas Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Arkansas Gun Shows (Source:
Arkansas FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Arkansas Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Arkansas's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Arkansas Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Arkansas Public Officials (Source:

Arkansas Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Arkansas State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Arkansas State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Arkansas Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Arkansas Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Arkansas State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Arkansas State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Arkansas (Source: Tax Foundation)