Arkansas Gun Laws
Arkansas State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney
|Rifles & Shotguns||Handguns|
|Permit to Purchase||NO||NO|
|Registration of Firearms||NO||NO|
|Licensing of Owners||NO||NO|
|Permit to Carry||NO||YES|
|Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places||YES|
|Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places||Felony involving force or violence|
|Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle||No - Dwelling or curtilage|
|Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places||Yes - Arson, burglary|
|Immunity from Civil liability||Yes|
|Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law||N/A|
How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Arkansas
The Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police may issue a license to carry a concealed handgun to a person qualified by state law. CLICK HERE:
For new licenses issued after July 31, 2007, the license to carry a concealed handgun is valid throughout the state for a period of five (5) years from the date of issuance.
Applicants are responsible for obtaining a complete, classifiable set of fingerprints. It is strongly suggested that fingerprinting be accomplished by a trained fingerprint technician, either through your local law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting business.
Your Concealed Handgun Safety Instructor may make provisions for this service. Even though your fingerprints may have been done before, and may be on file with the FBI, they will have to be submitted again.
After you complete and pay for your license online, you must contact a Concealed Handgun Instructor and complete the required training for a concealed handgun license. You will receive a confirmation number from this online system that your instructor will need to include on the training certificate.