NRAILA Liaison testified with the Sponsor for House Bill 1051 today in the AR House Judiciary Committee. The vote failed but it was NOT unanimous.
I still don't understand how arkansas has a democratic majority in both state houses and the gov, it's like your the last hold out in the south to keep electing dems.
Last edited by detroit_fan; 02-11-2011 at 10:40 AM.
It's not easy to label a Dem as liberal or a Republican as conservative in Arkansas like it is in other states, either.
Arkansas truly is a "Natural State" and also has great roads for motorcycling if you ever get down this way. Highways 23 and 7 through the Ozark and Boston Mountains are awesome rides if you like riding.
Politics here is a world of it's own. We have fiscally conservative dems as well as liberal minded republicans. It takes a while to get used to it.
Come visit! We won't bite hard.
telling you, some states like arkansas and texas are going to require the courts to get open carry. anyone going to file suit?
Try to get rid of those committee members voting against it, and get a conservative majority in the AR government so these committees will be pro-gun.
Some of the members voted against this bill not because they were "anti-gun", they voted against it, because it was a poorly written, confusing (after the amendments) and weak bill. That's part of why we elected them - to vote down bad laws. Had it been better written, had the sponsor been better prepared to argue the merits of open carry, and had the NRA sent a rep who was more aware of the current laws in AR, open carry may have had a chance.
Learn the lessons, write a better bill which specifically addresses the concerns of the committee, be prepared in advance for the questions (even the dumb ones), rehearse the responses, and git-er-done!