Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Arkansas Legislature Passes Law Giving Churches Right To Allow Concealed Carry

As reported by KATV News, yesterday the Arkansas legislature gave final passage to SB 71, the Church Protection Act of 2013.  The bill eliminates the absolute ban on carrying a concealed handgun in a church or other place of worship, and allows the place of worship to decide who may carry a concealed handgun on their premises. The bill now goes to Gov. Mike Beebe who says he will sign it. Proponents of the bill say that current law infringes a church's freedom by deciding for it whether guns are permitted.