Gun Laws in Arkansas

State Law Background

Arkansas does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Local governments in Arkansas generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition, and the state requires local law enforcement to issue a concealed handgun license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2016, Arkansas had the ninth highest rate of gun deaths among the 50 states. In addition, based on 2016 Firearms Trace Data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Arkansas exported crime guns at a rate nearly 1.8 times greater than the national average.

Arkansas Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Arkansas, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.