Guns in Arkansas

Gun Laws
12:09 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Arkansas Gun Rights And Challenging Federal Authority

 A new bill that seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating firearms in Arkansas is scheduled to go before a state House committee Tuesday morning. But many think it’s clearly unconstitutional.

State Representative Bob Ballinger, a Republican from Hindsville, is the sponsor of the bill.

“We are not going to allow for any more federal regulations of firearms in Arkansas," Ballinger told a crowd gathered for a Second Amendment rally in front of the Arkansas Capitol February 8.

Ballenger says Arkansas citizen’s Second Amendment rights are at stake.

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3:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Ark. Handgun List To Go Secret Without Governor's Signature

Governor Mike Beebe is neither vetoing, nor signing a law to make a list of concealed handgun permit holders a secret.

Instead, he’ll let the law take effect without his signature.

Matt DeCample, the Governor’s spokesman said Thursday that the Governor is against the law, because he says there hasn’t been any instances of permit holders being victimized due to their information being out there.

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Gun Laws
11:19 am
Fri February 15, 2013

House Votes To Allow Some Concealed Handguns On College Campuses

Rep. Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) speaking for his bill on the House floor.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

A bill to allow public university faculty and staff who have concealed handgun permits to bring their guns on campus passed a vote in the House of Representatives Friday morning.

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Gun Laws
11:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

House Committee OKs Concealed Handguns On Campus

Rep. Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) is the sponsor of a bill that would allow some concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

  A House Committee is advancing a bill that would let state colleges and universities decide whether to let permitted faculty and staff carry concealed handguns on campus.

The House Education Committee passed Representative Charley Collins’ bill Tuesday on a voice vote. Collins, a Republican from Fayetteville, says his bill is a preventative solution.

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