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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)

Senator Jane English (Vice Chairman)

Senator Robert Thompson

Senator David Johnson

Senator Bobby J. Pierce

Senator Gary Stubblefield

Senator Jimmy Hickey

Senator Bryan King

Arkansas Emergency Powers


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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.