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Arkansas lawmakers' proposals call for revisiting parts of expanded guns law

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published February 12, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. Updated February 12, 2018 at 6:47 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas legislators want to revisit parts of a state law that allowed concealed handguns to be carried at college campuses, government buildings and other locations by those with additional training.

Two Republican lawmakers proposed removing the requirement that concealed carry instructors offer both the regular training and the enhanced training under an expanded concealed handgun law approved last year. The law allows concealed handgun licensees to carry at the new locations if they undergo up to eight hours in additional training.

Two Democratic lawmakers proposed banning the concealed handguns from being carried in dorm rooms.

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Two-thirds of the House and Senate need to approve taking up the measures during the fiscal session that began Monday since they're not budget bills.

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DoubleBlind says... February 12, 2018 at 12:21 p.m.

This is the biggest bunch of gaping @ssholes ever assembled. This is a FISCAL session. It is supposed to be all about the BUDGET. What in the holy heII does GUN legislation have to do with the budget?!! Why isn’t Hutchinson walking among them with a baseball bat reminding them why they’re in session.

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GOHOGS19 says... February 12, 2018 at 12:53 p.m.

Calm down DB non fiscal bills can be considered if agreed upon by a super majority of both the house and sentate. I doubt that happens.

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hah406 says... February 12, 2018 at 4:29 p.m.

Ballinger is an idiot. Of course, we need more armed people in crowded places like university campuses with little to no training. Why not allow intoxicated people to carry weapons in bars?
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DB the idea of a fiscal session was one of the worst decisions the leg ever made. I believe this is the last one, and we go back to every other year regular order with two year appropriations after this.

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