I have to admit I get that nervous feeling about “kids” or “teachers” with guns. I get it, I really do. If you allow them to carry weapons you are acknoledging the reality that something bad could happen and instantly schools are not a “safe place.” However, “safe places” do not exist, more appropriately labeled a social construct. I feel strongly that Liberty and Freedom are what is most important. They trump that nervous feeling you have. Logically we also cannot ignore the reality that those laws are only followed by the law abiding and law abiding adults should not have to face infringement of (any) of their rights, without due process.
Release from the NRA-ILA:
Yesterday, employee campus carry legislation, House Bill 1249, passed the House of Representatives with a 71-22 vote. HB 1249 will now go to the Senate for further consideration. Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator in support of this crucial legislation, and urge them to work with NRA to make improvements, where possible.
HB 1249, introduced by state Representative Charlie Collins (R-84), is supported by NRA-ILA. This legislation seeks to achieve a safer environment for public college and university residents, students, employees and visitors by allowing 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.
Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator in support of HB 1249, and urge them to work with NRA to make improvements where possible! Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this legislation as it progresses through the Arkansas State Legislature.
Remington released the RP9, unfortunately it’s another failure for the manufacture. It is not just design flaws but obvious issue that anyone that gives it a once over inspection should have clearly identify. I take no pleasure in this, Remington has a long history and good reputation in the firearm industry, but at this point is 0 for 2 with pistols that last few years.
If you are still reading at this point, and incase you do not know, don’t by a Remington R51, it is garbage too.
Representative Chris Richey from Helena filed the bill on Tuesday to clarify Arkansas law. He cited the confusion that the current law has caused. Long story short, it requires anyone who wants to carry, open or concealed, to acquire a permit. The same training requirements for concealed carry would be applied to anyone that wants to carry a pistol.
This is not a move in the right direction (i.e. more liberty), but I would not be surprised if it, or a similar version, is passed. The back and forth over our current law is something that upsets both sides of the argument which leads me to believe the legislature will feel a need to pass a law.
It should be no surprise to anyone, but to be clear on my stance I will share the following. I believe that laws primarily effect the law-abiding. We should have “constitutional carry” across this nation. Yes, I have a position that will possibly take money out of my pocket, but liberty is more important. I still feel strongly that responsible citizens should still seek out training on firearms and the law; and will need someone to provide that. I would love to remove about an hour of the legal non-sense out of my class and do more shooting.
This is a great opportunity to handle and shoot various Concealed Carry Pistols. You can also bring your own pistol if you would like. We will provide:
Ruger LCP – 380
Glock 17 – 9mm
Glock 26 – 9mm
Glock 43 – 9mm
Glock 42 – 380
S&W M&P 22 Compact (Suppressed) – 22
S&W M&P Shield – 9mm
S&W SD9 – 9mm
If you have never shot a pistol this is a great opportunity to handle, shoot, and ask questions about some popular concealed carry pistols that are available. It is also an opportunity to fire a suppressed/silenced pistol. Bring your current gun out and see how it compares. The class is all inclusive and includeds at a minimum 5 rounds on each pistol per person and personal coaching. Dress warm, it is outdoors. Hearing & Eye protection is required, we will be shooting cardboard and steel targets.