This is a ruling under Arkansas' old law that was just handed down, under the new law it is even clearer.
Feel free to open carry in Arkansas!
You can not be arrested for carrying a weapon if your intent is not to use it unlawfully against another person.
SECTION 2. Arkansas Code § 5-73-120 is amended to read as follows: 5-73-120. Carrying a weapon. (a) A person commits the offense of carrying a weapon if he or she
possesses a handgun, knife, or club on or about his or her person, in a vehicle occupied by him or her, or otherwise readily available for use with a purpose to attempt to unlawfully employ the handgun, knife, or club as a weapon against a person.
Don't confuse me with the facts, I have my emotions!
I guess that's the difference between no crime and "stopping" a crime in progress. I prefer no crime.