Tomball, TX asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Arkansas

Q: Does state of Arkansas follow federal law concerning felon in possession of pre-1899/antique muzzleloading firearms.

I was wondering if the state of Arkansas follows federal law concerning felon in possession of antique/pre-1899 muzzleloading firearms. I know that federal law does not prohibit us from using/possessing these types of firearms. I am unsure if the state has any Laws regarding them, and if they do, does federal law trump state law?

1 Lawyer Answer
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: You can't possess those in Arkansas as a felon, but air rifles are probably legal.

You can get a pardon from the governor if the conviction was in Arkansas.

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