Annual Membership

Do you need a Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL)?

All of us at Gun Owners of Arkansas feel that the concealed handgun carry license scheme is an infringement on our inalienable rights protected by the U.S. Constitution and Arkansas Constitution.

“The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

“The citizens of this State shall have the right to keep and bear arms, for their common defense.”

We have made it our goal to remove every infringement on these rights to include paying for a right that we already have.

Ultimately the decision is yours.

For information on how to surrender your CHCL back to the Arkansas State Police

With a Permit You...

  • May lawfully carry concealed or unconcealed in AR (Act 486)
  • Have a duty to inform LEO that you are armed (5-73-315)
  • May NOT lawfully carry in a bar or nightclub (5-73-306)
  • May NOT lawfully enter a business with a posted “No Guns” sign (5-73-306)
  • May NOT lawfully carry in a church without permission (5-73-306)
  • May NOT carry in a city park with athletic events or other leased events (5-73-122(a)(3)(f))
  • Forfeit “Stand You Ground” protections if carrying past a “No Guns” sign (per CHCL statues and regulations)
  • Are paying for an unalienable right
  • May carry concealed in 37 states and carry open in 36 states
  • Grant Arkansas States Police access to private information without a warrant

Statute restricted places are found in 5-73-119, 5-73-122, 5-73-306, 5-73-322

Plus compliance with lengthy ASP regulations

Without a Permit You...

  • May lawfully carry concealed or unconcealed in AR (Act 746, Sr18, HB1013, Taff vs Ark,  Pettry vs Ark)
  • Have NOT a duty to inform LEO that you are armed
  • May lawfully carry in a bar or nightclub (Pettry vs Ark)
  • May lawfully enter a business with a posted “No Guns” sign
  • May lawfully carry in a church without permission
  • May carry in a city park with athletic events or other leased events (Act693 repealed prohibited place – Go-AR sponsored)
  • Do NOT Forfeit “Stand You Ground” protections if carrying past a “No Guns” sign at locations not covered by 5-73-119 and 5-73-122
  • Are PRESERVING an unalienable right
  • May carry concealed in 25 states and carry open in 36 states
  • Does NOT grant Arkansas State Police access to private information without a warrant

Statute restricted places are found in 5-73-119, 5-73-122