Please contact Governor Beebe and the House Education Committee!
On February 23, the House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs passed Senate Bill 115, introduced by state Senator Bill Sample (R-19). This legislation would protect our Second Amendment rights by prohibiting any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Yesterday, the full House voted 89 to 0 to pass SB 115, the Senate ordered it enrolled, and the next step is for Governor Mike Beebe (D) to take action. Please take a moment to contact Governor Beebe here.
In addition, state Representative Charlie Collins (R-89) has introduced House Bill 1479, which would allow certain employees of universities, colleges, or community colleges to carry a concealed firearm on the campus of their employer, provided they have a valid Arkansas carry permit. This legislation has been referred to the House Education Committee, and could be considered soon. Please contact members of the House Education Committee and urge them to support HB 1479. Contact information for the House Education Committee can be found here.