(A) The individual right to keep and bear arms, being a fundamental individual right that predates the United States Constitution, and Arkansas Constitution, and being a constitutionally protected right in every part of Arkansas, and as affirmed in section 2 and section 5 of Article 2 of the Arkansas Constitution, the general assembly finds that any federal law, state statute or local law that interferes with the citizen's inalienable rights is repugnant and shall not have any force and effect within this state. Without license, permission, restriction, delay, or process, every citizen may own, possess (openly or concealed), purchase, sell, transfer, transport, store, or keep any arms or firearms, part of a firearm, its components, and its ammunition, and this state or its court system shall not interfere with those rights in any why, shape or form.
(B)(1) The state of Arkansas shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the general assembly from enacting general laws which limit the rights of convicted violent felons or those duly adjudged mentally infirm by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) In regards to part (A), no general law shall limit the full restoration of rights of convicted non-violent felons once their punishment has been fulfilled.