February 16, 2009

House Bill OKs Guns in Arkansas Churches

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas House has approved a bill allowing concealed handguns in churches.

The bill, which passed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote and now heads to the state senate, removes churches and other houses of worship from the list of places where concealed handguns are banned. Currently, the only private entities where concealed weapons are banned are churches and bars.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Beverly Pyle, R-Cedarville, said she introduced the measure after a series of church shootings across the country. She said it would be up to each individual church whether to allow the concealed guns.

Comments (4)

Compromise is a word that means the liberals lose some time on their agenda, while free Americans lose rights.

Posted by: EdD270 | February 20, 2009 5:28 PM    Report this comment

If you have a concealed weapons permit you should be able to carry ANYWHERE with very few exceptions (airplane, courthouse). The problem is when these concealed weapons laws are passed the liberals throw in a bunch of restrictions as part of the compromise. Why would you not have the ability to defend your self in a Church? If the government grants you a license to carry a firearm in public why be selective? Can you really say I trust the permit holder to defend himself in Wal-Mart, however I can't trust him with a gun in church. These restrictions make absolutely no sense.

Posted by: Robert J | February 19, 2009 1:59 PM    Report this comment

This is just part of that pro-gun trend I've mentioned in recent posts. I never did claim it was a fast moving trend because political minds do not operate in an expedient manner. I believe there's already a passive form of martial law already in place in the Northern part of Florida. Our government may have allowed Cubans ans Haitians to infiltrate and overun Southern Florida and as a result, Northern Floridians picked up their concealed carry permits. I think the main reason for this is because Haitians and Cubans can't read the No Trespassing signs because they were printed in English. I spent some time in Miami and had difficulty navigating because I couldn't read the signs written in Spanish.

Posted by: JWallace | February 18, 2009 11:42 PM    Report this comment

I carry a gun when I leave my house. Actually I carry two.

It doesn't matter to me what the "law" says because I don't allow idiots, children, or politicians to make life and death decisions for me. Especially the idiot children in the Legislature.

I realize that some people in the pro-gun camp are uncomfortable with declarations like this, but that's tough. I can see happening now the startlingly swift deterioration of our society, and the rise of drug gangs and their incredible level of violence, and I foresee the commencement of terrorist attacks in the interior of the USA beginning shortly. The picture is grim. I'm not at much risk of attack by small-time muggers, pickpockets, burglars, or car-jackers, but when Mexico collapses into narco-state anarchy and sends millions of frightened refugees fleeing for their lives north of the border, and when a major terrorist attack or three results in nationwide martial law, our whole country is going to change. Anyone who isn't armed and prepared to defend their homes, neighborhoods, and communities is going to be swarmed under.

That's why I carry guns in church. And restaurants. And courthouses. And anywhere else I feel like it.

I've been in war zones. I know what's coming. It's going to be bad beyond belief.

Posted by: Gaviota | February 16, 2009 9:36 PM    Report this comment

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