Purchasing a firearm in Arkansas

Steps to Register a Firearm in Arkansas

Requirements to hold a firearm license

More information on Federal Firearm Licensees (FFL), as well as what each license type can do, can be found on our FFL home page.
We also have a very helpful FFL search tool if you want to search by postal code, state, business name, or even license number.

Does Arkansas Require a Background Check to purchase a Firearm?

No, Arkansas does not have a state law that requires a background check prior to the sale of a firearm, but federal law requires all federally licensed firearm dealers to perform a background check before any sale of a firearm.

Arkansas firearm dealers must contact the FBI directly to complete the federal background check.

Owning a firearm in Arkansas

Does Arkansas have a Gun Free Zone law?

Yes, Arkansas has a defined list of gun free zones:

Does Arkansas Require a Safety Course to own a Firearm?

You are only required to take a firearm safety course under certain circumstances in Arkansas.

You are required to take a training course to receive a concealed carry handgun license.

Common Firearm Offenses in Arkansas

More on Arkansas Firearm Laws