Arrest could trigger test case for new Arkansas concealed carry law


By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project

Mason Brannon of Paragould was arrested on March 1st for carrying a firearm without a concealed carry permit. Brannon’s arrest, and his pending prosecution, could serve as the first “test case” of Act 746, which became law last year.

However, the trial won’t be a walk in the park for Prosecutor Scott Ellington — because Act 746 imposes a new, and especially high, burden of proof on the state.

Thanks to Act 746, possession of a firearm is no longer a crime in Arkansas.

at The Arkansas Project.