It is illegal under Arkansas law for a person convicted of the following crimes to possess body armor (bullet proof body armor to be specific):
(1) Capital murder, § 5-10-101;
(2) Murder in the first degree, § 5-10-102;
(3) Murder in the second degree, § 5-10-103;
(4) Manslaughter, § 5-10-104;
(5) Aggravated robbery, § 5-12-103;
(6) Battery in the first degree, § 5-13-201; or
(7) Aggravated assault, § 5-13-204.
Many people do not know this, but it is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (in Arkansas the most common misdemeanor domestic violence crime is domestic battery in the third degree), to possess a firearm. This is a federal statute, which means that it supersedes any relevant state statute to the contrary. What the statute means is that if a person has been found guilty or have plead guilty/no contest to a crime of domestic violence (even a misdemeanor) that person has lost the right to possess a fire arm for life.