A firearms instructor certified by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training who is employed by any law enforcement agency in Arkansas may certify or recertify that a retired law enforcement officer has met the training and qualification requirements for certification set by the commission for active law enforcement officers to carry firearms.
A retired law enforcement officer shall pay the expenses for meeting the training and qualification requirements.
Arkansas Code Annotated § 12‐15‐202 Eligibility To Carry Concealed Handgun
(b)(1) A concealed handgun may be carried by any retired law enforcement officer or retired auxiliary law enforcement officer acting as a retired auxiliary law enforcement officer who:
(A) Retired in good standing from service with a public law enforcement department, office, or agency for reasons other than mental disability;
(B) Immediately before retirement was a certified law enforcement officer authorized by a public law
enforcement department, office, or agency to carry a firearm in the course and scope of his or her duties;
(C) Is carrying appropriate written photographic identification issued by a public law enforcement department, office, or agency identifying him or her as a retired and former certified law enforcement officer;
(D) Is not otherwise prohibited under federal law from receiving or possessing a firearm;
(E) Has fingerprint impressions on file with the Department of Arkansas State Police Automated Fingerprint Identification System together with written authorization for state and national level criminal history record screening;
(F) During the most recent twelve-month period has met, at the expense of the retired law enforcement officer, the standards of this state for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry firearms;
(G) Before his or her retirement, worked or was employed as a law enforcement officer or acted as an auxiliary law enforcement officer for an aggregate of ten (10) years or more; and
(H) Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance.
(2)(A) The chief law enforcement officer of the city or county shall keep a record of all retired law enforcement officers authorized to carry a concealed handgun in his or her jurisdiction and shall revoke any authorization for good cause shown.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.