Apr
14
Arkansas: Important Action on Critical Right-to-Carry Reforms

Yesterday, Governor Mike Beebe (D) signed into law Senate Bill 858, introduced by state Senator Jason Rapert (R-35).  This new law goes into effect in mid-July and establishes that Arkansas must recognize any valid Right-to-Carry permit issued by another state and replaces the current conditional reciprocity standard.  We thank Governor Beebe for signing this important pro-gun reform.
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Apr
05
Arkansas: House Could Vote on Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Tomorrow

On April 2, Senate Bill 858, which would establish that Arkansas recognize any valid Right-to-Carry permit issued by another state, passed in the House Judiciary Committee.  SB 858, which passed in the state Senate by an overwhelming  34 to 1 vote on March 26, could now be considered on the House floor as early as tomorrow.
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Mar
21
Arkansas: Firearm Retailer Protection Bill Passes and Goes to the Governor

House Bill 1503, the Firearm Retailer Protection Bill, passed in the Senate today by a unanimous 35-0 vote.  This legislation, introduced by state Representative Justin Harris (R-81), would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those orchestrated by billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Anti-gun extremist Bloomberg has sent hired agents into other states to attempt deceptive illegal firearm purchases in an effort to blame federally licensed firearm retailers for gun crime in New York City and around the country.  Eighteen states have enacted similar statutes.
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Mar
03
Arkansas: Important Update on Multiple House Bills

On Tuesday, House Bill 1408, introduced by state Representative Sue Scott (R-95), failed to get the necessary votes to be reported out of the House Judiciary Committee.   However, HB 1408 could be heard again in the future.  This common sense pro-gun reform would simply add open carry to the methods by which a current Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL) holder may carry his personal protection handgun.  While most license holders would likely continue to carry their handguns concealed and discreetly, HB 1408 would eliminate any potential problems a license holder may encounter should a concealed firearm accidentally become exposed.  It would also allow licensees to remove a jacket during hot weather without running afoul of the current concealed carry statute, should that action cause a handgun to become exposed.
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