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Arkansas: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Arkansas: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation, House Bill 1655, which would expand the list of prohibited persons under state law to include individuals who are not currently prohibited under federal law.  Please contact committee members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1655.

House Bill 1655, if passed, would expand the list of persons prohibited from owning firearms under Arkansas state law to include a large class of individuals who are (and would continue to be) under no federal firearm prohibition and who currently possess firearms lawfully. In addition, House Bill 1655 lacks the due process safeguards that are found in federal law, and does not provide a clear path for restoration of rights for persons who become disqualified should this law come into effect.

Again, please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1655.

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