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State of Arkansas. 2012 ‘Ark. Code Ann. § 5-73-109(a), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Private Sales in Arkansas. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January

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Private Sales in Arkansas

Arkansas law has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer.

Arkansas prohibits any person from furnishing a firearm to a minor without the consent of a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for general supervision of the minor's welfare. A violation is a Class B felony if the firearm is a handgun or other specified firearm.

In addition, the state prohibits any person transferring or furnishing a handgun to another individual who the transferor knows has been found guilty of, or who has pleaded guilty or no contest to, a felony.

Arkansas prohibits a person from selling, renting, or otherwise transferring a firearm to any person who he or she knows is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm. A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the firearm is a handgun (or other specified firearm, such as a machine gun), in which case the violation rises to a Class B felony…

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