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CCW in Arkansas - Knife?

Discussion in 'Heart of Dixie Glockers' started by racer88, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

    Oct 14, 2009
    I have a Florida CCW, which is recognized in Arkansas. Does Arkansas include concealed knives under its CCW laws? Can I conceal a knife?

  2. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

    Oct 14, 2009
    Bueller? Anyone?

    I'm going to a wedding in Arkansas. I now see that CCW is prohibited in churches. I would have thought Arkansas (of all places) would be a gun-friendly state. Also see that you're supposed to inform any home you visit that you are carrying??? Good gawd.

  3. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

    Jul 18, 2007
    About 3 years or so ago, Arkansas removed the restriction on knives. You can carry any knife except a switchblade open or concealed.
  4. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

    Oct 14, 2009
    Thanks! Got my first real knife (two, actually) on the way. So, is the CCW / CHL restriction on churches still in place? Bringing my G27. Will be the first time I've traveled with a gun.
    Last edited: May 2, 2010
  5. pilsbury


    Apr 23, 2010
    Gotham City
    Everybody here in Arkansas carries a knife of some kind, at least anybody with a little sense.
  6. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

    Jun 14, 2005
    Basically, if you've gotten the cop mad at you, any knife works to charge you, and if you don't, they're not hunting an excuse.

    Sort of a 'don't screw up, don't tell' policy.

    IMO. This does not constitute legal advice. I wouldn't strap on a katana and go to church, either.

    Tulsa isn't far enough from Arkansas that we aren't familiar with that fine state, and there's a real pragmatic streak in Arkies and Okies both. Not building a problem is one of our favorite hobbies.
    Last edited: May 2, 2010
  7. GotGlock1917

    GotGlock1917 Lifetime Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    Central Arkansas

    Arkansas Repeals Anti-Knife Statute

    AKTI Successfully Sponsors Arkansas
    Bill That Repeals Knife Ownership As a
    Weapons Offense and Protects More
    Than One Million Residents and
    Recreational Visitors

    February 12, 2007
    The American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI)
    continues to move forward in its defense of
    individual knife owners. More than one million
    Arkansas knife owners and knife-owning visitors
    can now breathe easier, thanks to House Bill 1235,
    introduced by AKTI and signed into law by Governor
    Mike Beebe on Friday, February 9, 2007.
    The new law totally repealed Arkansas Criminal
    Code section 5-73-121 which stated, in part … “(b)
    If a person carries a knife with a blade three and
    one-half inches (3 ½”) long or longer, this fact is
    prima facie proof that the knife is carried as a
    weapon.” Rather than try to rewrite the statute,
    members of the House Judiciary Committee
    actually recommended that the entire statute be

    More at linked site.
    Last edited: May 14, 2010