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Arkansas prohibits any person from transferring or furnishing a handgun to another individual who the transferor knows has been found guilty of, or who has pleaded guilty or no contest to, a felony.

Arkansas prohibits a person from selling, renting, or otherwise transferring a firearm to any person who he or she knows is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm.1 A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the firearm is a handgun (or other specified firearm, such as a machine gun), in which case the violation rises to a Class B felony.2

  1. Ark. Code Ann. § 5-73-132(a). ⤴︎
  2. Ark. Code Ann. § 5-73-132(b). ⤴︎