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 2017, Arkansas had the seventh highest gun death rate among the 50 states. Arkansas also supplied crime guns to other states at the 14th highest rate among the states. Arkansas exported crime guns at nearly twice the national rate.

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.