Yesterday, the Arkansas House passed pro-gun legislation, Senate Bill 573. After receiving an amendment in the House, the measure will be sent back to the Senate for a concurrence vote sometime early next week. Please contact your State Senator and ask them to concur on Senate Bill 573.
Senate Bill 573 clarifies existing law to prevent cities and municipalities from being able to create gun free zones in locations where they shouldn’t be allowed to. This legislation removes infringements placed on enhanced carry permit holders by deleting a loophole in State Law that technically allows cities to do so. However, this was not the intent of the law. SB 573 fixes that, and expands the rights of permit holders to carry in these areas.
It is important that you please contact your State Senator and ask them to CONCUR on Senate Bill 573.