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Arkansas Senate passes bill on concealed guns on college campuses
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| Feb 26, 2013
| Suzi Parker
Posted on 02/26/2013 6:05:01 AM PST by EXCH54FE
LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) - Faculty and staff members in Arkansas are one step closer to legally carrying concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.
The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate voted 31 to 4 on Monday to allow colleges and universities to decide themselves whether to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. The bill previously passed the Republican-controlled Arkansas state House 70 to 11.
The bill now goes to Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat. He is expected to sign the legislation.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; college; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; senate
Last week, Arkansas became the latest state to exempt from public disclosure the names and zip codes of gun owners
posted on 02/26/2013 6:05:11 AM PST
...and the week before that, Beebe signed the guns in church bill....albiet watered down. At least the preachers can choose whom does/doesn’t carry...before then, strictly prohibited unless you were uniformed LEO.
I would love to see the open carry bill pass.
posted on 02/26/2013 6:20:42 AM PST
(Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate voted 31 to 4 ... The bill previously passed the Republican-controlled Arkansas state House 70 to 11.
Ms Parker makes it sound like the Republicans ramrodded this bill through. On closer examination, the bill had significant bi-partisan support.
The Arkansas Senate has 35 members. Currently, it has 21 Republicans and 14 Democrats.
The Arkansas House has 100 members. Currently, it has 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 1 Green Party.
In both chambers, many Democrats voted for this bill.
[The House is Republican-controlled by a margin of only 3.]
posted on 02/26/2013 6:34:08 AM PST
Bill and Hillary are not amused.
posted on 02/26/2013 7:05:13 AM PST
Nice to see my state finally turning some things in the right direction and undoing some of the things the Dems installed during their long majority reign.
posted on 02/26/2013 7:08:16 AM PST
(Liberty or tyranny. Pick one.)
They can sign whatever they like our rights are guaranteed already. Funny I visited a university there a year ago armed. I could care less what infringements they dally on toilet paper or “rules” they conjure up.
posted on 02/26/2013 4:00:46 PM PST
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