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— A panel of Arkansas state lawmakers has approved a nonbinding resolution that urges the federal government not to limit Second Amendment rights.

Representatives on the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to pass the measure. If the resolution passes the House, it will be distributed to President Barack Obama, congressional leaders and other state legislatures.

The bill’s sponsor is Republican Rep. Richard Womack of Arkadelphia. He says he filed the bill to shows his constituents that he hears their concerns about federal proposals to tighten regulations on firearms.

The nonbinding resolution does not require the governor’s signature but Democrat Mike Beebe says he supports the measure.

The Legislature is also weighing two separate bills allowing concealed weapons on college campuses and in churches.

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  • Jackabbott
    January 23, 2013 at 3:43 p.m.

    A bunch of hot air. When are these goofballs going to address economic issues, highways, educaion, the cost of gasoline/groceries. Something that affects all working people not nuts out from the LR ZOO.

  • lazybar
    January 23, 2013 at 3:59 p.m.

    hey its the liberals who are not worried about the economic issues,thier only concern today is to get guns off the streets.

  • LittleRockVoter
    January 23, 2013 at 4 p.m.

    I agree entirely. Arkansas State lawmakers and the Governor have more important issues than sending nonbinding resolutions to the President. Why don't state lawmakers focus on the looming Medicaid shortfall in Arkansas and improving schools rather than wasting time and tax dollars on foolish nonbinding resolutions. What bunch of malarkey.