An open carry demonstration in Conway has been cancelled.
An organizer of the event called the Conway Police Department today to say that it looked like Saturday’s constitutional carry walk was going to be rained out, but another date would probably be picked.
Pro open-carry or constitutional carry demonstrations have been held in cities including Bryant, Fort Smith and Hot Springs. The demonstrations, which involve walking in public while carrying a holstered handgun, come in light of an amendment to Arkansas’ carrying a weapon statute that arguably legalizes openly carrying a handgun.
20th Judicial District Prosecutor Cody Hiland has said that his office won’t prosecute someone for merely carrying a weapon.