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Arkansas: Pro-Gun Bills Progress in Legislature, Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Friday, March 27, 2015

Arkansas: Pro-Gun Bills Progress in Legislature, Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Today, House Bill 1505 passed in the Arkansas Senate by a 33 to 1 vote.  HB 1505, introduced by state Representative Michelle Gray (R-62), would remove the absolute prohibition on having a firearm in a vehicle while in certain public parking lots for individuals with a concealed handgun license.  HB 1505 has been transmitted back to the House, where it will likely again be assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.  Please use the contact information provided below to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and politely encourage them to concur to the Senate’s changes on HB 1505.

Yesterday, House Bill 1372 passed in the Arkansas Senate by a 32-1 vote.  HB 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.  HB 1372 has been transmitted to Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) for his consideration and signature.  Please contact the Governor by email here and politely ask him to sign HB 1372 into law.

Your NRA is working with several other legislators on additional pro-gun reforms and will keep you updated when more information is available.

House Judiciary Committee:

Representative Matthew Shepherd (R-6), Chair
870-862-2087
matthew.shepherd@arkansashouse.org 

Representative Marshall Wright (D-49), Vice-Chair
870-633-3141
marshall.wright@arkansashouse.org

Representative Eddie Armstrong (D-37)
501-444-8468
earmstrong4rep@gmail.com

Representative John Baine (D-7)
870-862-2002
john.baine@arkansashouse.org

Representative Bob Ballinger (R-97)
870-423-1035
bob@bobballinger.com

Representative Rick Beck (R-65)
501-912-1441
rick.beck@arkansashouse.org

Representative Camille Bennett (D-14)
501-257-7993
camille.bennett@arkansashouse.org

Representative Mary Broadaway (D-57)
870-236-9800
mary@marybroadawayarkansas.com

Representative Donnie Copeland (R-38)
501-297-4857
donnie.copeland@arkansashouse.org

Representative R. Trevor Drown (R-68)
479-857-2498
trevor.drown@arkansashouse.org

Representative Joe Farrer (R-44)
501-743-6855
jfarrer@suddenlink.net

Representative Michelle Gray (R-62)
870-368-4729
michelle.gray@arkansashouse.org

Representative Douglas House (R-40)
501-590-1055
housedouglas@gmail.com

Representative Rebecca Petty (R-94)
479-621-3464
pettyforar@yahoo.com

Representative Laurie Rushing (R-26)
501-545-6066
laurie.rushing@arkansashouse.org

Representative Sue Scott (R-95)
479-621-1265
grandmotherscott@yahoo.com

Representative Brent Talley (D-3)
870-983-2717
brent.talley@arkansashouse.org

Representative Dwight Tosh (R-52)
870-926-0423
dwight.tosh@arkansashouse.org

Representative John Vines (D-25)
501-624-1252
jtvines13@sbcglobal.net

Representative David Whitaker (D-85)
david.whitaker@arkansashouse.org

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