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.