Arkansas has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, earning an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. In recent years, Arkansas has enacted few meaningful gun safety laws. Instead it began allowing concealed carry at universities and polling places. In 2017, Arkansas had the seventh-highest gun death rate in the country and supplied crime guns to other states at the 14th-highest rate. To save lives from gun violence, Arkansas could pass laws requiring background checks and waiting periods for all firearm sales and prohibit domestic violence misdemeanants from possessing firearms.

  • Some mental health record reporting to federal databases

  • Universal background checks

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Lost and stolen firearm reporting

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Waiting period

  • Ammunition sale regulation