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A gun-rights group says it plans to hold an open-carry walk in North Little Rock this weekend.

Arkansas Carry said in a statement that members will walk at 11 a.m. Saturday from Schlotsky's Deli on JFK Boulevard to Cherry Hill Drive and then back again with their guns on display.

The group contends a law that went into effect last year allows the open carrying of firearms, although Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has contested that interpretation.

Several other similar walks have been held in other locations around the state.

Arkansas Carry said the North Little Rock Police Department was notified of the march, described in a statement as an "open carry celebration walk."

A police spokesman wasn't immediately available for comment.

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  • 80Redux
    January 16, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

    Gun Control Laws don't stop gun violence
    Chicago, IL.........vs.............Houston, TX
    2.7 million.....Population.......2.15 million
    $38,600...Median HH income....$37,000
    32.9%.....% African-American......24%
    28.9%........% Hispanic............ 44%
    5.5%.......... % Asian.............. 6%
    31.7%... % non-Hispanic White....26%
    A reasonably similar matchup -until:
    No....Concealed carry Gun Law......Yes
    0.....# of gun stores....84 dedicated gun shops, 1500 places to buy guns(Walmart, etc.)
    506.....Homicides, 2012........207
    18.4....Homicides per 100k.....9.6

    (Source - Breitbart)

  • Dontsufferfools
    January 16, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.

    OK, 80Redux, now run the numbers for Houston versus, Tokyo, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid.

  • cheapwhitebread
    January 16, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.

    Good Grief Charlie Brown: Open carry of a firearm is not a bad thing. I am 53 years old and when I went to high school it was a common occurrence for every pick-up in the student parking lot to have at least 2 rifles or shotguns hanging in the rear window. All this violence going on now has nothing to do with guns or gun rights. Parents need to take responsibility for how their children are reared. So do the neighbors. It takes a village to raise a child. All shooters were children once. It is a responsibility of a parent to teach firearm safety to their children. Along with that I realize a lot of people will say, "Well that was a different time." All to true. Parents used a belt to the back side and other forms of martial punishments. Children learned to respect their elders and other peoples property. God made children's hinny's just for that purpose. The open carry law just makes it easier for all of us to protect each other. If you don't believe in guns you had better pray someone else close to you does when a perp starts shooting. I would use my gun if necessary to protect a stranger or child. Let's all be adults here and take a look at the big picture. It is our duty to protect anyone that cannot protect themselves.

  • Packman
    January 16, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

    Hey Dontsufferfools - Does Tokyo, London, Paris, Berlin, and Madrid all enjoy a national freedom as noted by the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution? Your request of 80 is nonsense and the comparison would be a false one for any number of reasons. Silly Dontsufferfools, tricks are for kids.

  • GrimReaper
    January 16, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.

    Unfortunately, the rational among us must continue to suffer foolishness at the hand of Don'tsufferfools. It's the people, stupid!

  • Dontsufferfools
    January 16, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

    Hmm, my comment must have stung. Truth does that.

  • GrimReaper
    January 16, 2014 at 6:22 p.m.

    Dsf strikes me as the kind of person Churchill had in mind when he observed that: "Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on".

  • RaylanGivens
    January 16, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

    DontSufferFools reminds me more of the statement "everyone has the right to be stupid but some people abuse the privilege"

  • Dontsufferfools
    January 16, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.

    Or as the old philosopher said, "you know you've the argument when your opponent starts calling you names."

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    January 17, 2014 at 4:48 a.m.

    No they are not calling you names, but using their powers of observation of how you have presented yourself.
    I find it amassing how can one comparing apples to oranges and expected not to be ridiculed.
    Your argument … dead on arrival on both counts.