Arkansas HB 1408 - Making Concealed Carry Privacy Moot - in a BAD WAY
David Meeks, our local state representative (supposedly representative) is one of the sponsors of a new House Bill to allow open carry of "arms in certain places" for "self defense and for 'other purposes'. The entirety of the bill can be found in pdf format here:
So now that we have wasted all this time arguing and passing a bill protecting the names of Concealed Carry Permit holders, which was signed into law by acting Governor Darr, we have a bill which will convert all Concealed Carry Permits into Permitted Open Carry Permits. Meaning all law abiding citizens will be allowed to apply for permits to openly carry firearms in public. Talk about going back in time. Is this really necessary? We are going to go back to the old west in the 21st century because a few people are paranoid about being in public? What will the legislature do next? I want to go on record as a constituent of Rep. David Meeks (R) that I oppose this bill he co-sponsored and object to even the idea of passing such legislation. When will you get the legislature back on track to do something about JOBS, Education and other legitimate pressing matters, instead of just guns and abortion David? This many people carrying weapons in the open can only add to the stress our children already feel in our current violent society. I urge you to withdraw your co-sponsorship and support of this legislation before we become the new Old West.
Kill this bill in committee now!