Arkansas is not a traditional open carry state. They issue a concealed carry permit, so it is our understanding at this time that open carry is not allowed even with a permit.
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State Constitution Article II Section 5The citizens of this State shall have the right to keep and bear arms for their common defense.
Minimum Age to OC N/A
Preemption Complete State Preemption of All Firearm LawsNOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms
Open Car Carry Firearms may be openly carried in cars only with a permit OR while traveling.NOTE: Traveling or being on a “journey” are highly subjective terms and are NOT clearly defined in state law.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet DeterminedNOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders
College Carry Carry Prohibited by StatuteNOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions
Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
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Local Ordinances
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