LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Senate approved Senate Bill 71 on Monday, which would allow concealed guns in participating churches.
The bill, called the Church Protection Act of 2013, passed the Senate by a 28-4 vote. The bill will now go to the Arkansas House of Representatives for a vote.
If the bill passes through the House, Gov. Mike Beebe would have to sign the bill into law for it to take effect.
Senate Bill 71: The Church Protection Act of 2013View
An Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article reported that a Beebe spokesman said the governor was neutral on the bill and would likely sign the bill if it came to him.
Read more on this story in Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.