Q: A non-resident spouse of an active duty military member stationed in our state (Arkansas) with PCS orders came into our store to purchase a handgun. This individual did not have any Arkansas Identification or other proof of residency so we informed them that it would be unlawful for us to complete the sale of the handgun. On a later date, the individual informed us that they went onto the Little Rock Air Force Base, after we denied the sale, and were permitted to purchase a handgun by using their Dependent Military Identification, their active military spouses PCS orders (in which they are not listed), and an Arkansas Vehicle Registration. Based on all of our research we find that the exception for active duty military members with PCS orders to be able to purchase a handgun in the state in which they are stationed does not include their spouses. Is this information correct? Is an Arkansas Identification required when purchasing a handgun in the state of Arkansas, not including the above exemption for active duty military members with PCS orders? Can an Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License be used as a government issued Identification as required in box 18.a. or supplemental documentation when needed in box 18.b. of the form 4473? (NOTE: military members with PCS or TDY orders as well as the spouses of active duty military members are eligible to obtain an Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License) Are the alternate forms listed above as used by the other Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer valid for the purposes of fulfilling the requirements for box 18.a. and 18.b. of the form 4473?
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