Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Arkansas: Contact Your State Legislators and Urge Them to Support Permit Privacy and Faculty Campus Carry

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Senate Bill 131, which passed in the state Senate yesterday on a bipartisan 24-9 vote, has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.  This legislation, introduced by state Senator Bruce Holland (R-9), would close the loophole that allows media outlets to obtain and publish the names and zip codes of concealed handgun carry license (CHCL) holders.

In 2009, Arkansas amended its concealed handgun license law to remove the ability of media outlets to publish names AND addresses of license holders.  SB 131 seeks to enact more thorough restrictions.  Under this legislation, personal information on license holders would be accessible only as part of an official criminal investigation.

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to support SB 131.  Please remind them that this legislation would offer critical protection of the privacy of law-abiding gun owners, and that thirty states have already enacted protections for gun owners by classifying personal permit information contained in firearm permits as confidential.



Also, be sure to let members of the House Judiciary Committee know that the public release of any personal information regarding CHCL holders serves no public interest and only exposes law-abiding citizens to potential criminal acts.

As we have previously reported, a spokesman for Governor Mike Beebe (D) stated that the Governor opposes this measure.  Therefore, also please contact Governor Beebe and urge him to reconsider his position by delivering the same message you deliver to House Judiciary Committee members.

In addition to promoting SB 131, please also contact members of the Arkansas House Education Committee, and urge them to support House Bill 1243, introduced by state Representative Charlie Collins (R-84).  HB 1243 would allow staff and faculty of a public university, public college or community college, to carry a concealed handgun in the buildings of the institutions where they are employed if they have a valid CHCL.  It would also remove the absolute prohibition of CHCL holders from carrying a concealed firearm into the buildings of a private university or college.  Private universities and colleges would still be permitted to establish their own restrictions on CHCL holders.

HB 1243 has been scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee next Tuesday, February 12; although a specific time has not yet been established.

Please call the House Education Committee members and urge them to support HB 1243Remind them that this legislation is not unique, as 23 states that have enacted concealed carry laws do not prohibit the possession of firearms by license holders on college and university campuses.  Also, let them know that this legislation will only affect faculty and staff of these institutions who have a valid CHCL, which means they have undergone a thorough background check and received training in the carrying and use of a concealed firearm.

TRENDING NOW
Biden Goes All in On Calls for Extreme Gun Control

News  

Monday, May 3, 2021

Biden Goes All in On Calls for Extreme Gun Control

President Biden dropped any pretense at “moderation” in his first address to a joint session of Congress since assuming the presidency.

Assault on Firearms Industry Continues

News  

Monday, May 3, 2021

Assault on Firearms Industry Continues

Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals...

Leaked ATF Rule Would Upend Firearm Industry

News  

Monday, April 26, 2021

Leaked ATF Rule Would Upend Firearm Industry

On April 20th, The Reload, published what appears to be a leaked draft of an ATF proposed rule.

A Civilized Society

News  

Monday, May 3, 2021

A Civilized Society

Bloomberg columnist Sir Max Hastings shares his thoughts on guns, crime, and the differences between his native Britain and the United States in “I Grew Up on Guns. Now I’ve Learned to Love Firearm Control.”

The Games Gun Controllers Play

News  

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Games Gun Controllers Play

An ABC News/ Washington Post survey released on April 28th has several interesting findings, but the takeaways aren’t limited to specific datapoints. The survey, the results, and the media coverage demonstrate that so-called “gun violence” prevention ...

Washington: Anti-Self-Defense Legislation Sent to Governor’s Desk

Monday, April 26, 2021

Washington: Anti-Self-Defense Legislation Sent to Governor’s Desk

Today, unconstitutional anti-gun legislation has been sent to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee for his consideration.

Florida Alert! Firearms Preemption Enforcement Bill Has Passed! Now Governor Must Sign

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Florida Alert! Firearms Preemption Enforcement Bill Has Passed! Now Governor Must Sign

SB-1884, the Preemption Enforcement bill has passed both the House and Senate and is now on the way to the Governor for his signature. This bill stops anti-gun governments and subdivisions of government from trying to ...

Kansas Legislature Overrides Gov.'s Veto of NRA-Backed Bill

News  

Monday, May 3, 2021

Kansas Legislature Overrides Gov.'s Veto of NRA-Backed Bill

The Kansas Legislature voted to override Gov. Kelly's veto of House Bill 2058, an NRA-backed bill that improves the ability of law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves and their families.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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 as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Louisiana: Constitutional Carry Bills Have Now Passed Both Legislative Chambers

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Louisiana: Constitutional Carry Bills Have Now Passed Both Legislative Chambers

Recently, the Louisiana House passed Constitutional Carry legislation, House Bill 596. 

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.