Arkansas lawmakers' proposals call for revisiting parts of expanded guns law

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas legislators want to revisit parts of a state law that allowed concealed handguns to be carried at college campuses, government buildings and other locations by those with additional training.

Two Republican lawmakers proposed removing the requirement that concealed carry instructors offer both the regular training and the enhanced training under an expanded concealed handgun law approved last year. The law allows concealed handgun licensees to carry at the new locations if they undergo up to eight hours in additional training.

Two Democratic lawmakers proposed banning the concealed handguns from being carried in dorm rooms.

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Two-thirds of the House and Senate need to approve taking up the measures during the fiscal session that began Monday since they're not budget bills.


DoubleBlind says...

This is the biggest bunch of gaping @ssholes ever assembled. This is a FISCAL session. It is supposed to be all about the BUDGET. What in the holy heII does GUN legislation have to do with the budget?!! Why isn’t Hutchinson walking among them with a baseball bat reminding them why they’re in session.

Posted 12 February 2018, 12:21 p.m. Suggest removal

GOHOGS19 says...

Calm down DB non fiscal bills can be considered if agreed upon by a super majority of both the house and sentate. I doubt that happens.

Posted 12 February 2018, 12:53 p.m. Suggest removal

hah406 says...

Ballinger is an idiot. Of course, we need more armed people in crowded places like university campuses with little to no training. Why not allow intoxicated people to carry weapons in bars?
DB the idea of a fiscal session was one of the worst decisions the leg ever made. I believe this is the last one, and we go back to every other year regular order with two year appropriations after this.

Posted 12 February 2018, 4:29 p.m. Suggest removal

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