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    Is it legal to OC my mag only in AR?

    I will be traveling through Arkansas soon. Is it legal for me to OC my mag in a mag holster as long as my gun is concealed? (My form of protest.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by independence View Post
    I will be traveling through Arkansas soon. Is it legal for me to OC my mag in a mag holster as long as my gun is concealed? (My form of protest.)
    Under the revised law (as of August 16, 2013), a person only commits the offense of "carrying a weapon" if they do so with the intent to use it unlawfully against another person.

    This makes Arkansas a constitutional carry state: open or concealed, licensed or not.

    The state attorney general, the state police, and several prosecutors and police departments disagree. But, several prosecutors (including the president of the prosecutors' association), sheriffs, and police departments do agree, and have said they will not arrest or prosecute anyone unless they have evidence that carrying a handgun intended to use it unlawfully against another person.

    That said, there have been no test cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    Under the revised law (as of August 16, 2013), a person only commits the offense of "carrying a weapon" if they do so with the intent to use it unlawfully against another person.

    This makes Arkansas a constitutional carry state: open or concealed, licensed or not.

    The state attorney general, the state police, and several prosecutors and police departments disagree. But, several prosecutors (including the president of the prosecutors' association), sheriffs, and police departments do agree, and have said they will not arrest or prosecute anyone unless they have evidence that carrying a handgun intended to use it unlawfully against another person.

    That said, there have been no test cases.
    And what does that have to do with OCing a magazine only in a mag holster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by independence View Post
    And what does that have to do with OCing a magazine only in a mag holster?
    A magazine is not a weapon, nor is it a badge.
    I am responsible for my writing, not your understanding of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by independence View Post
    And what does that have to do with OCing a magazine only in a mag holster?
    What does the original question have to do with OC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    What does the original question have to do with OC?
    OCing a mag in a mag holster is my form of protest that the AG and various LE entities in AR are inaccurately interpreting the law to still not allow OC of a handgun.

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    ive actually been wondering this lately. i usually carry a spare mag in a comptac OTW holster and CC my glock in my crossbreed when in AR. I wondered if it is legal to OC the mag. i dont see why it wouldnt be but i suspect you could still get in trouble if you cross the wrong side of an LEO. Any printing of a firearm in AR is considering brandishing (ive heard, please feel free to correct me) whereas states like FL allow for printing or temporary display if you reach to get something on a shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopis View Post
    ive actually been wondering this lately. i usually carry a spare mag in a comptac OTW holster and CC my glock in my crossbreed when in AR. I wondered if it is legal to OC the mag. i dont see why it wouldnt be but i suspect you could still get in trouble if you cross the wrong side of an LEO. Any printing of a firearm in AR is considering brandishing (ive heard, please feel free to correct me) whereas states like FL allow for printing or temporary display if you reach to get something on a shelf.
    I actually OCed my 33 round Glock magazine as a form of protest while in AR yesterday, lol. I did the same while in TX, per this thread:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...orm-of-protest

    While in AR, I stopped at a gas station OCing the 33 rounder. I was there for a while checking my oil, etc. I got a lot of funny looks but no problems. Did not see any LEO's.

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