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.