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— The Arkansas House of Representatives has endorsed a nonbinding resolution urging the federal government to not infringe on the 2nd Amendment.

The measure passed on a voice vote Monday. The resolution does not require the governor’s signature, but Gov. Mike Beebe said last week that he supports the measure.

Republican Rep. Richard Womack said he filed the resolution to show his constituents that he hears their concerns about federal proposals to tighten regulations on firearms.

The resolution encourages federal, state and local governments to “respect and preserve” the right to keep and bear arms.

The resolution says a copy will be sent to President Barack Obama, leaders in Congress and other state legislatures.

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  • TuckerMax
    January 28, 2013 at 3:22 p.m.

    Why doesn't any in the legislature care about the rest of the Bill of Rights? What's wrong with these people?

  • lazybar
    January 28, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.

    because without this right none of the others matter

  • djigoo
    January 28, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.


  • lazybar
    January 28, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.

    hilarious goo,only someone like you would find humor in something that protects your rights.

  • 23cal
    January 28, 2013 at 4:33 p.m.

    This is stupid. The SCOTUS has already ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is not absolute---else you could stroll onto an airliner with a .50 caliber--------so it will be up to the SCOTUS in the long run to rule on what limits will be allowed. This waste of time bill is just pandering and grandstanding instead of solving problems. Ugh.

  • djigoo
    January 28, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.

    Spending time doing something that has no effect is stupid. Nothing they are doing "protects" any of my rights any more than they are already protected.

    The morons are once again buying into the shrill liars from Right Wing Media and responding exactly the way the RWM needs them to respond.

  • lazybar
    January 28, 2013 at 4:49 p.m.

    23,i have taken a 50 cal on a airplane and flew into canada over ten times.
    goo,for our lawmakers just to state to obozo they support our rights helps but of course i know your fine without everyone who does not think the way you do having any bad i support your right to live your lifestyle and you don`t support my right to protect your right but thats ok because not long after i lose my rights so will you.