NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A group of Arkansas pastors is calling on U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor to reconsider their opposition to expanded background checks for firearms sales.
Six pastors planned to urge Boozman and Pryor at a news conference in North Little Rock to reconsider the measure they opposed in April. Boozman is a first-term Republican who was elected in 2010. Pryor is a two-term Democrat seeking re-election next year.
The pastors will speak at New Beginnings New Birth Ministry in North Little Rock.
Pryor is being challenged by Republican Rep. Tom Cotton next year. Gun-control advocates have targeted him for opposing the expanded background checks measure. He defended the vote in his first re-election campaign television ad.