Arkansas Governor Clarifies Legality of Open Carry

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In 2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. Act 746 made Arkansas a Constitutional Carry state, by changing the state definition of what illegal carry of a weapon was.

Act 746 clarified the law to the effect that carrying a weapon was illegal only if the weapon was carried with the intent to commit a crime.

In 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson stated the law seemed clear to him. From 5newsonline.com, June 8th, 2015:

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas law does not prohibit openly carrying a handgun as long as the person with the gun doesn’t intend to commit a crime. 

“My take on the law is unless you have criminal intent, then there’s not any prohibition,” Hutchinson, a Republican, told 5NEWS on Friday (June 5).

Now, in the last days of 2017, Governor Hutchinson

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