Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Arkansas: Pro-Gun Bills to Be Heard in Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Arkansas: Pro-Gun Bills to Be Heard in Senate Judiciary Committee

Three pro-gun bills could be heard as early as today in the Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee.  These pro-gun bills need your help!  It is critical that you contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee immediately in support of these bills.

House Bill 1372, introduced by state Representative David Meeks (R-70), would remove the absolute prohibition on carrying a concealed firearm on school property for private K-12 schools and allow those schools to establish policies regarding the scope of who may carry a concealed firearm on school property.

House Bill 1505, introduced by state Representative Michelle Gray (R-62), would remove the absolute prohibition on having a firearm in the vehicle while in certain public parking lots for individuals with a concealed handgun license.

The publicly owned and maintained parking lots must be accessible to the public, and includes those lots associated with public schools (K-12, colleges, community colleges, and universities), public buildings, the State Capitol and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.  License holders would no longer be prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm on their person while in their vehicle and present on the affected lots, and would not be prohibited from keeping the firearm locked in their unattended vehicle while parked in these public lots.

HB 1488, introduced by state Representative Tim Lemons (R-43), would require the chief law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction to certify the transfer or making of a firearm, as required by the National Firearms Act, within 15 days if the person is not prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm by law.  HB 1488 also establishes that an applicant may appeal a denial to the circuit court. 

Please use the contact information provided below to call and email members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to support HB 1372, HB 1505 and HB 1488. 

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senator Jeremy Hutchinson (R-33), Chair
Phone: 501-773-3760
Email: Jeremy.Hutchinson@senate.ar.gov

Senator Linda Collins-Smith (R-19), Vice Chair
Phone: 870-378-1434
Email: Linda.Collins-Smith@senate.ar.gov

Senator David Burnett (D-22)
Phone: 870-563-5667
Email: David.Burnett@senate.ar.gov

Senator Linda Chesterfield (D-30)
Phone: 501-888-1859
Email: lchesterfield@comcast.net

Senator Joyce Elliot (D-31)
Phone: 501-603-9546
Email: Joyce.Elliott@senate.ar.gov

Senator David Johnson (D-32)
Phone: 501-682-6107
Email: David.Johnson@senate.ar.gov

Senator Terry Rice (R-9)
Phone: 479-637-3100
Email: Terry.Rice@senate.ar.gov

Senator Jon Woods (R-7)
Phone: 479-200-3100
Email: jon.woods@senate.ar.gov

TRENDING NOW
NRA Statement on New York City's Desperate Attempt to Avoid Supreme Court Review

News  

Friday, April 12, 2019

NRA Statement on New York City's Desperate Attempt to Avoid Supreme Court Review

NRA reacts to New York City's attempt to avoid having the NRA-supported Supreme Court case N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Association, et al. v. City of N.Y., et al heard in DC. 

Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms

News  

Friday, April 12, 2019

Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing it called, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis.” If you are wondering what that could ...

Swiss to Vote on Implementation of EU Gun Controls

News  

Friday, April 12, 2019

Swiss to Vote on Implementation of EU Gun Controls

On May 19, Swiss citizens will go to the polls to vote in a referendum that will determine whether the peaceful mountain nation will acquiesce to the mandates of the European Firearms Directive. The Swiss have a proud ...

Idaho: Governor Signs Important Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Idaho: Governor Signs Important Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Yesterday, Governor Brad Little signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206, into law.

Maine: Firearm Seizure Bill Heads To Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Maine: Firearm Seizure Bill Heads To Judiciary Committee

On April 22nd, the Maine Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Legislative Document 1312, which would allow for firearms to be seized and Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process. 

Canadian Senate Committee Rejects Handgun Ban Amendment; Issues Bill C-71 Report

News  

Friday, April 12, 2019

Canadian Senate Committee Rejects Handgun Ban Amendment; Issues Bill C-71 Report

Early this week, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) met to review and vote on Bill C-71, the Liberal Government’s gun control measure, section by section. This review follows several days of testimony ...

Get the Hect Outta Here: Police Chief Suspended After Students Complain About Pro-Gun "Likes"

News  

Friday, April 12, 2019

Get the Hect Outta Here: Police Chief Suspended After Students Complain About Pro-Gun "Likes"

Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges are two liberal arts institutions for women in the western part of Massachusetts. Both share a campus police department that until recently was overseen by Chief Daniel Hect, who took command ...

Texas: House to Consider Reform Measure Protecting the Right-to-Carry During Emergencies

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Texas: House to Consider Reform Measure Protecting the Right-to-Carry During Emergencies

Tomorrow, the Texas House is scheduled to vote on House Bill 1177, NRA-backed legislation sponsored by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), which protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To ...

Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Consideration in Both Chambers This Week

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Consideration in Both Chambers This Week

This week, Senate Bill 403 and its companion bill, House Bill 167, are scheduled for consideration in their respective chambers.  

Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties

Friday, April 12, 2019

Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties

On April 12th, the Nevada Assembly Committee on Judiciary voted to approve Assembly Bill 291 with amendments and Assembly Bill 153 with technical amendments.  The amendments were not made publicly available until just prior to the ...

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.