An Arkansas House panel has advanced a proposal to eliminate the governor's emergency power to regulate guns during a disaster.
The House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs on Wednesday approved the measure by a 13-4 vote.
It would remove from the list of emergency powers granted to the governor the ability to regulate guns.
Currently the governor may, in the case of a disaster emergency, suspend or limit the sale, distribution and transportation of firearms.
He also has enhanced powers to regulate alcohol, explosives, and combustibles.