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Arkansas: House Passes Important Self-Defense Legislation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

House Bill 1819, an important reform to the Governor's Emergency Powers, passed in the state House of Representatives yesterday by a 78-9 vote.  HB 1819, introduced by state Representative Charlotte Vining Douglas (R-75), would prohibit any Arkansas Governor from imposing restrictions on the transfer or transportation of lawfully possessed firearms during a declared State of Emergency.  HB 1819 has been referred to the Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs for its consideration.

Please contact Committee members TODAY and urge them to support HB 1819.

Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs:

Senator Eddie Joe Williams (Chairman)
501-286-9366
EddieJoe.Williams@senate.ar.gov

Senator Jane English (Vice Chairman)
501-257-7670
jane.english@senate.ar.gov

Senator Robert Thompson
870-239-9581
Robert.Thompson@senate.ar.gov

Senator David Johnson
501-682-6107
David.Johnson@senate.ar.gov

Senator Bobby J. Pierce
870-942-1031
bobby.pierce@senate.ar.gov

Senator Gary Stubblefield
479-635-4314
gary.stubblefield@senate.ar.gov

Senator Jimmy Hickey
870-772-4444
jimmy.hickey@senate.ar.gov

Senator Bryan King
870-438-4565
bryan.king@senate.ar.gov

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