Yesterday, anti-gun legislation aimed at restricting your Second Amendment rights was introduced in the Arkansas General Assembly by state Representative Chris Richey (D-12). House Bill 1265 seeks to make the lawful open carry of firearms subject to the same regulations as concealed carry. In other words, you would need to obtain a permit. This legislation would impede on a law-abiding individuals ability to carry a firearm for self-defense by adding unnecessary hurdles and regulations to the process. Your NRA-ILA strongly opposes this legislation, which has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, January 26.
Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE this bill if it’s brought up for consideration. Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members!
As the Arkansas General Assembly continues its work for the 2017 legislative session, your NRA-ILA will continue to analyze and monitor firearm-related legislation while working with several pro-gun legislators to promote reforms that will advance your Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Natural State. Please be sure to check your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates about firearm-related legislation in Arkansas.