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Guns in Church bill closer to reality

A bill giving churches the option to allow handguns is now one step away from the governor's desk.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A bill giving churches the option to allow handguns is now one step away from the governor's desk.

The House judiciary committee passed Senate Bill 71 on a voice vote Thursday.

Sponsor Sen. Bryan King (R-Green Forest) says the bill gives houses of worship the option to allow members with concealed carry permits to bring guns into a churches.

The bill will go before the House for final passage next week.
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