Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Arkansas: Campus Carry Voted Out of Committee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Arkansas: Campus Carry Voted Out of Committee

Campus carry legislation is making progress, and several more bills could see action in the Arkansas General Assembly very soon.  Your NRA-ILA is working with a number of legislators to ensure our Right to Keep and Bear Arms is protected, and improved where possible, in the Natural State.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative in support of the legislation detailed below.


On Tuesday, the House Committee on Judiciary voted 12-5 to pass House Bill 1249, a Campus carry bill introduced by state Representative Charlie Collins (R-84).  NRA-ILA strongly supports this important legislation, which seeks to achieve a safer environment for public college and university residents, employees and visitors.  HB 1249 would allow employees of public colleges and universities to carry firearms on campus, provided they have a valid Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL).  Self-defense is a fundamental right of every person.  The basic function of the Second Amendment is to protect the ability of law-abiding people to fight back effectively against those who would wrongfully deprive us of life and liberty.  That right does not end at any arbitrary boundary, including the arbitrary boundary of a public college or university campus.

H.B. 1249 is scheduled to be heard on the House floor tomorrow, February 2.  Please take the time to contact your state Representative in support of H.B. 1249 without any weakening amendments. 

In the Senate, Senate Bill 37 remains on the Senate Committee on Judiciary calendar.  This legislation, introduced by state Senator Alan Clark (R-13), would prevent employers from creating policies which prohibit employees, who possess valid CHCLs, from keeping a handgun in their vehicle while parked on the employer’s property.  When employers restrict employees from keeping otherwise lawful firearms in their vehicles while parked on the employer’s property, it serves to negate the intent of having a CHCL.  Employees must commute to and from their place of employment, and parking lot gun bans mean that they are effectively prohibited from possessing a firearm for protection on their person or in their vehicles from the time they leave for work to the time they return.

SB 37 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, which could take up this bill at any time.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support the passage of SB 37 without any weakening amendments. 

Finally, Senate Bill 126, a Firearm Tax Holiday bill, remains on the calendar of the Senate Committee on Revenue & Tax.  This legislation, introduced by state Senator Bart Hester (R-1),​ would establish a Second Amendment Appreciation Weekend on the second Saturday and Sunday in September, when no state taxes will be charged on the purchase of rifles, shotguns, and handguns.  This legislation may need to be amended to ensure it will not violate existing taxation agreements made with a number of other states, but NRA does support its underlying intent.

SB 126 is currently in the Senate Committee on Revenue & Tax.  Please contact committee members and encourage them to work to ensure this bill is properly amended to preserve its intent to create a Tax Holiday for firearm purchases in Arkansas. 

Your NRA-ILA continues to work with legislators in Arkansas to introduce other pro-gun reforms, so please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org further updates on the bills mentioned above and other firearms-related legislation.

 

TRENDING NOW
Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading.

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

Hunting  

News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

On March 13, the gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, posted a tweet claiming:  “FACT:  Silencers do not protect your hearing.”  An infographic accompanied the tweet with the additional claim “You know what protects ...

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Yesterday, March 20, the Idaho Senate passed House Bill 93 by a 35-0 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Don Cheatham (R-3B) and sponsored on the floor by state Senator Marv Hagedorn (R-14), HB 93 would amend current law ...

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European Parliament approved legislation to alter the EU Firearms Directive by ...

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote.  SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list ...

North Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

North Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended do-pass to House Bill 1169 by a 4-2 vote.  HB 1169 could go to the Senate floor as early as tomorrow.  Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to ...

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Gun Laws  

News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Pro-gun members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect travelers who are transporting firearms interstate for lawful purposes.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
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.