House Approves Guns on College Campuses
|Updated: 2/15 5:54 pm
||Published: 2/15 5:46 pm
The Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill allowing faculty and staff with conceal carry permits to bring guns onto college campuses Friday.
HB1243, allows for exceptions for public and private universities to "opt-out" by holding a vote once a year.
Bill sponsor Representative Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) says the legislation is needed to deter what he calls "the next crazed killer" targeting higher education institutions.
After passing 70-11, the bill advances to the Senate for consideration.
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