NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Hunting

Three Arkansas Pro-Gun Bills Pending Action!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Three pro-gun bills are currently pending action in the Arkansas Legislature.

Senate Joint Resolution 3, introduced by pro-gun State Senator Steve Faris (D-27), would amend the Constitution of the State of Arkansas to recognize that the people have a right to hunt and fish.  Passage of SJR 3 by the General Assembly would allow the voters of Arkansas to decide if hunting and fishing will be protected for future generations.  This measure is critical, as anti-hunting groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will one day turn their sights on Arkansas in their efforts to eliminate our nation’s long-standing traditions of hunting and fishing. 

House Bill 1237, authored by pro-gun State Representative Beverly Pyle (R-83), would permit churches to decide for themselves whether they will allow Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry their firearms when attending church.  Currently, state law singles our churches as the only private property where firearms are prohibited.  This bill passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this week, but was re-referred to that committee on Thursday, February 5. 

Finally, House Bill 1097, introduced by pro-gun State Representative Randy Stewart (D-23), would allow a Right-to-Carry permit holder to secure his self-defense firearm in his vehicle when parked in the campus parking lot of any private or public institution of higher learning.  It would also allow the same when the vehicle is parked in the parking lot or parking area of the State Capitol grounds.  Currently, the prohibition on carrying a firearm by a Right-to-Carry permit holder in either area includes a prohibition on keeping the firearm secured in a vehicle.  This means that, in order to comply with the law, permit holders would need to leave their means for self-defense at home if their travel might include a visit to either prohibited area.  HB 1097 would remove this burden, while still maintaining the prohibition against actually carrying a concealed firearm at either location. 

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to support HB 1237 and HB 1097.  Also, please contact your State Legislators and respectfully urge them to support SJR3.  Contact information for the Judiciary Committee can be found below.  To find contact information for your State Legislators, please click here.

State Representative Steve Harrelson (D-1) Chairman
Email: steve@steveharrelson.com

State Representative Joan Cash (D-75)
Email: cashj@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Dawn Creekmore (D-27)
Email: creekmored@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Lindsley Smith (D-92)
Email: smithl@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Tommy Lee Baker (D-55)
Email: bakert@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative David Powers (D-3)
Email: powersd@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Johnnie Roebuck (D-20)
Email: roebuckj@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Barry Hyde (D-40)
Email: bhyde@hydco.com

State Representative Duncan Baird (R-95)
Email: bairdd@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Debra Hobbs (R-95)
Email: dhobbs55@sbcglobal.net

State Representative Andrea Lea (R-68)
Email: leaa@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Butch Wilkins (D-74)
Email: wilkinsb@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Terry Rice (R-62)
Email: ricet@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Darin Williams (D-36)
Email: williamsd@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Steve Cole (D-21)
Email: coles@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Ann Clemmer (R-29)
Email: avclemmer@sbcglobal.net

State Representative Davy Carter (R-48)
Email: davy.carter@gmail.com

State Representative Jim Nickels (D-43)
Email: nickelsj@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Tiffany Rogers (D-14)
Email: rogerst@arkleg.state.ar.us

State Representative Mary Slinkard (R-100)
Email: slinkardm@arkleg.state.ar.us

TRENDING NOW

Monday, August 31, 2015

California: The NRA Files a Brief Urging Supreme Court To Rehear Challenge To Ban on Common Semi-Automatic Firearms and Magazines

On Friday, August 28, 2015, the National Rifle Association filed an important amicus brief with the United States ...

News  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weird Science

As gun owners see all too often, a favored tactic of the gun control crowd is to provide ...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Alabama: Pro-Gun Reforms Take Effect September 1, 2015

Tomorrow, September 1, 2015, House Bill 47, one of the most significant and thoughtful pieces of pro-gun reforms ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity

Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago ...

News  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Foster Family Loses Children for Exercising Second Amendment Right

According to a report by local NBC affiliate KSNV, back in April the couple awakened to the sound of ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Friday, September 4, 2015

Illinois: State Police Will Not Remove Anti-Gun Rules, Your Comments Needed

Contrary to reports from other sources, NRA has met with Illinois State Police (ISP) regarding the proposed new ...

News  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Publicly-Subsidized Housing Complex Disarms Elderly Burglary Victim, Cites Lease Violation

Publicly-Subsidized Housing Complex Disarms Elderly Burglary Victim, Cites Lease Violation Sixty-seven-year-old Harvey Lembo’s residence had been burglarized four ...

News  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Unhinged: Antigun Group Seeking to Provoke Confrontations Between Police, Lawful Carriers?

The cracks are showing at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.  Granted, it can’t be easy for them ...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Federal Court Finds Due Process Violation in NY County's Confiscated Gun Policy

This week, a federal court ruled that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department could not rely on its "retention ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.