Of course they think that, the Arkansas State Police is not going to give up their cash cow. Open carry has really nothing to do with it other than the 150 bucks they charge to get a CCL. I just got mine, it was number 2,100,000 approximation. so lets do a little math. 3.5 million people in Arkansas that means 60-70 percent have a concealed carry license. That means they have made roughly 300 million dollars in revenue all going to the state police since they have been giving out these licenses. Now do you honestly think they are going to fairly consider an open carry law? You could bring in the president of the NRA, and it would not matter.