RKBA Organizations are stating that Arkansas is a Permitless Carry and an Open Carry
State. Those in authority are stating that Arkansas is not a Permitless Carry or an Open Carry State.
Until this issue is decided one way or the other Handgunlaw.us recommends you not Carry concealed
without a valid permit/license or Open Carry even with a valid Permit/License. It will most likely take
the courts to settle the issue!........From all I can find out Open Carry is not legal in Arkansas. Arkansas Law states; “License to Carry a
Concealed Handgun.” Even with a license Open Carry seems to be a breach of the law. Arkansas Legislature in
2011 & 2012 tried to pass an Open Carry law which failed.
Perhaps someone from the state can shed more light as this was just a very quick search. As much as I hate to admit it, unless you are willing to fight in the courts yourself you may have to conceal as long as your permit is honored. If you do choose this option, you must inform law enforcement immediately on contact.