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Arkansas: Your Senator Voted Against Your Right to Self-Defense

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Arkansas: Your Senator Voted Against Your Right to Self-Defense

During a hearing last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, your state Senator John Cooper turned his back on law-abiding gun owners and their right to self-defense by voting against Senate Bill 484.  Unfortunately, the bill was unable to secure a majority vote and failed in part due to your Senator’s vote.  Contact Senator John Cooper and voice your disappointment in his vote against your right to self-defense.


Senate Bill 484, sponsored by Senator Bob Ballinger and Representative Aaron Pilkington, would have removed the ambiguous and confusing language in Arkansas’ current duty to retreat statute. Further, this legislation would have explicitly stated that law-abiding citizens do not have the duty to retreat when exercising their right to self-defense.

Your NRA-ILA will continue working to advance this and other pro-gun measures on behalf of our members in Arkansas.  Again, please contact your state Senator, John Cooper, and tell him that you are disappointed in his vote on Senate Bill 484.

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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.