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Laws for Concealed Carry in Arkansas

Frequently Asked Questions – From the Arkansas State Police Website

Is my concealed handgun carry license issued in another state honored in Arkansas?
Yes, but you are bound by the Arkansas concealed handgun carry law and rules.

How do I know what states honor my Arkansas concealed handgun carry license?You will need to contact the state to which you intend to travel to make that determination.

If I am from another state that allows open carry of a handgun with a license, may I open carry my handgun in Arkansas?
No.  Arkansas will honor the license issued by another state but the person will be bound by the Arkansas law and rules which require the handgun to be concealed.

How long will it take to process my application?
The law allows up to four months for ASP to process the application.  Things that may cause that time limit to be extended:

  • If fingerprints are not classifiable and must be resubmitted
  • Having incomplete criminal history information
  • Not submitting all necessary information, such as proof of citizenship for persons born outside the United States
  • Training page expired, incomplete or not signed
  • Not promptly responding to requests for further information from ASP