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Arkansas Senate OKs Concealed Weapons in Churches

posted on January 31, 2013

While the national gun debate continues, Doug Stanglin of USA Today reports that the Arkansas Senate has lifted the conceal-carry ban in churches. “The Church Protection Act,” which still must pass the Arkansas House, allows “churches to decide which, if any, worshipers with concealed carry permits can bring their firearms inside.” Sen. Linda Chesterfield, a Democrat who opposed the measure, said, “If there was one person who was antiviolent, it was my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”    

Read at USA Today