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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Arkansas.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 21 January
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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Arkansas
With some exceptions, Arkansas prohibits any person under age 18 from possessing a handgun.
In Arkansas, any person furnishing a firearm to a minor under 18 years of age without the consent of a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for general supervision of the minor's welfare, is criminally liable for a Class A misdemeanor. The crime becomes a Class B felony if the firearm is a handgun or other specified firearm.
There is no minimum age to possess rifles and shotguns in Arkansas. Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits…