Arkansas bill to allow guns at bars, polling places, Capitol

Published: Mar. 4, 2015 at 10:47 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 at 5:47 AM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Concealed weapons would be allowed in Arkansas' bars, churches, schools, polling places, local governmental meetings, the Arkansas state Capitol and other places under a bill filed by a House member.

Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan of Jonesboro said the change would protect Arkansans' constitutional rights. It would widely expand where people with concealed carry licenses could bring their weapons.

It would still be illegal to bring concealed guns to law enforcement offices, jails, prisons, courtrooms, airport passenger terminals and places prohibited by federal law.

Sullivan said he has been meeting with educators and others on potential amendments and isn't sure when the bill will go before committee.

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