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Acting AR Governor Mark Darr Signs Concealed-carry Bill into Law

State can no longer release information on people who have concealed carry licenses.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Acting Governor Mark Darr has signed Senate Bill 131 into law.

The bill pertaining to personal information on people licensed to carry concealed weapons will now be known as Act 145.

“Having been an outspoken advocate for Second Amendment rights, I felt passionately that there should be no delays in signing this bill into law. Within the bill is an emergency clause which states that once this bill is signed the State of Arkansas can no longer publicly release records concerning persons licensed to carry a concealed handgun or those applying for such a license. The release of such records is an invasion of privacy and threatens the safety and property of the persons identified," Darr said at the signing ceremony. "I appreciate Senator Bruce Holland, the co-sponsors and the 80% of the 89th General Assembly who supported this bill, in their effort to protect the privacy of the citizens of Arkansas.”

Earlier this week, Governor Mike Beebe decided that he would not veto the bill, but said he would let it become law without his signature.

Click here for more details on this story from Roby Brock with Talk Business.
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