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 Hunting Rules & Regulations

Arkansas Shooting Ranges

Arkansas Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

Arkansas NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Arkansas Gun Shows and FFLs

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

Arkansas Elected Public Officials

Arkansas Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Arkansas State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Firearm Background Check Data

Background check types

The transaction types Permit, Permit Recheck, Handgun, Long Gun, Other, Multiple and Admin on the chart are for background checks initiated by an officially-licensed Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) or criminal justice/law enforcement agency prior to the issuance of a firearm-related permit or transfer.

Multiple indicates a background check where more than one type of firearm is associated to a single background check.

Admin indicates the administrative checks that are for other authorized uses of the NICS.

Pre-Pawn background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees seeking to pledge or pawn a firearm.

Redemption background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to regain possession of a firearm after pledging or pawning a firearm as security at a pawn shop.

Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Return to Seller-Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Best Gun-Friendly States Ranking

Overall Freedom Ranking

Business Tax Climate Rankings