Beebe Signs Measure That Removes Governor's Power To Regulate Guns

Mar 29, 2013

Governor Mike Beebe has signed legislation that removes the governor's emergency power to regulate guns during a disaster. 

Governor Mike Beebe

The bill signed by Beebe yesterday removes the governor's authority during a disaster or emergency to suspend or limit the sale, distribution and transportation of firearms.

Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample says the governor had never exercised the power and didn't see a compelling reason to stop the Legislature's effort to remove it.