Thursday, April 02, 2015

Rights Expanded in Arkansas

Bluegrass Bruce has notified me that three new bills have passed the Arkansas legislature and are headed to the governor's desk.
HB 1505 would expand state code allowing lawful concealed carry on a public school, college or university campus to include sporting facilities and stadiums. The bill will also allow permit holders to store their handguns in their vehicle while on public college campuses and in the parking lot of the state Capitol.
HB 1372 would allow private schools to set their own policy regarding guns on their campuses. Currently Arkansas has a statewide prohibition banning concealed carry on private school grounds.
HB 1488 would reform a state law that gives law enforcement the power to approve or deny private firearms transfers at their own discretion. The new law would mandate that officials approve all transfers needed to obtain automatic weapons, shotguns and other firearms under Title II of the NFA, so long as the recipient of the firearm is legally allowed to possess it.
I'm happy to pass this news along.  Let Freedom Ring.


6ShotsOr5? said...

I'm curious about any connection between sale of alcoholic beverages at those Arkansas stadiums and the CCW law. In Texas, we are not allowed to CCW in establishments deriving more than 50% of their revenue from liquor sales (bars). Usually or maybe it's always there is no CCW at sporting events where liquor is sold, and they use metal detectors at the stadium entrances. We don't have gunfights inside the bar or in the stadium very often. They go out in the parking lot before the shooting starts. These gun-free zones are obviously dangerous, and the parking lots are scary too, until after you have been able to retrieve your own "piece of mind".

Old NFO said...

That's a good thing! Drag them kicking and screaming into the 21st century!!!