Comment: Hold on...

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Hold on...

Before you get too excited, take a look at the Attorney General's opinion on the law.

http://ag.arkansas.gov/opinions/docs/2013-047.html

He states, "Act 746 does not authorize “open carry.” This act does not, in other words, permit a person to possess a handgun outside of their vehicle or other mode of transportation while on a journey outside their county of residence."

A couple notes - His opinion is not law. However, it is an indication of how his office will react (read: prosecute) to the law. Also, he focuses on the "journey" aspect of the law. Nowhere does he address the addition of "attempt to unlawfully employ" to the code.

Unfortunately, I think the value of this law will be determined by the courts. And I don't plan on being first in line.