I heard a disturbing rumor today, that an Arkansas citizen was told by a state trooper that he could not carry on a non resident permit from another state.
I just moved to Arkansas from Texas and had a Texas resident and a Florida Non resident permit when I moved. I contacted both states and asked them what I needed to do and if my permits would be honored in Arkansas.
I was told by both Texas and Florida, that all I needed to do was change my address on my permits and they would both be honored in the state of Arkansas. So of course I completed the change of address and pressed on with pride, until I heard on another board today that an Arkansas state trooper told a guy he could not carry on Florida non resident permit, because he is an Arkansas resident.
I have searched high and low and every thing I can find on the internet says the state trooper is wrong. Of course I plan on getting an Arkansas permit when my Texas one expires, but I just paid for it last year and don't want to blow more money just to pass all the same back ground checks I just passed last year, if I don't have to.
Here is the current state law:
5-73-321. Recognition of other states' licenses.
(a) A person in possession of a valid license to carry a concealed handgun issued to the person by another state is entitled to the privileges and subject to the restrictions prescribed by this subchapter if the state that issued the license to carry a concealed handgun recognizes a license to carry a concealed handgun issued under this subchapter.
(b) The Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police shall:
(1) Make a determination as to which states' licenses to carry concealed handguns will be recognized in Arkansas and provide that list to every law enforcement agency within the state; and
(2) Revise the list from time to time and provide the revised list to every law enforcement agency in this state.
History. Acts 2009, No. 748, § 43.