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SB298

All information on SB298 can be found "Here"

HB1556

All information on HB1556 can be found "Here"

HB1898

All information on HB1898 can be found "Here"

SB357

All information on SB357 can be found "Here"

SB24

All information on SB24 can be found "Here"

HB1957

All information on HB1957 can be found "Here"

HB1789

All in formation on HB1789 can be found "Here"

HB1598

All information on HB1598 can be found "Here"

HB1435

All information on HB1435 can be found "Here"
4-27-21 The house voted today to table SB298 veto override vote.  Hb1957 was voted on to replace SB298.


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4-26-21 the Arkansas Senate voted to override the Governors veto of SB298. It is now very important that we contact our Representaives to ask them to override that veto tommorrow in the house! Use the link above to contact your Representatives. They need to hear from all of us. Every email, call, message and text makes a difference. It made a difference today!

Today, 4-15-21, the Arkansas House gave final approval to a bill that would take on federal gun control, past, present and future, banning the state from participating in the enforcement of a wide range of acts dating back to 1934. It now moves to the Governor’s desk.
   . Gary Stubblefield (R) and Sen. Brandt Smith (R) introduced Senate Bill 298 (SB298) on Feb. 8. The legislation would ban any person, including any public officer or employee of the state and its political subdivisions, from enforcing any past, present or future “federal statute, executive order, or federal agency directive that conflicts with Arkansas Constitution, Article 2, § 5, or any Arkansas law” relating to the right to keep and bear arms.
On April 15, the House passed SB298  by a 76-18 vote. The Senate previously approved the bill by a 28-7 vote. It now goes to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk for his consideration.
DETAILS OF THE LEGISLATION
   The bill includes a detailed definition of actions that conflict with the right to keep and bear arms under the Arkansas constitution and that would not be enforced by state officers, including but not limited to:
  -The National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. § 5801 et seq.
  -The Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq.
  -taxes and fees on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services that would have a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
-registration and tracking schemes applied to firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that would have a chilling effect;
-any act forbidding the possession, ownership, or use or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by law-abiding citizens;
-any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens.
   State and local officials found in violation of the law would be subject to a $500 fine for each offense.
   The legislation includes a provision that would allow any person or entity that violates the law and knowingly deprives somebody of their right to keep and bear arms as defined by the law to be sued for damages in civil court. 

  Thursday, April 1, 2021
Congratulations Rep Jeff Wardlaw on passing HB 1598 (removing municipal parks weapons restrictions) out of House Judiciary on to the House Floor where it's expected to pass.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Hb1542 Failed in the House Judiciary committee under much controversy.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
   SB24 has passed and will become law. The battle for our God given rights is never ending. Gun Owners of Arkansas is proud to have stood against what we feel is a law that creates legal jeaopardy for gun owners, and increases the likelihood of imprisonment for people who, other than their location, are justified in defending themselves from a lethal attack.
   Gun Owners of Arkansas believes we have a right granted by our creator to defend ourselves or another person from a deadly threat or violent felony. Unfortunately, SB24 only recognizes that right after you meet certain conditions. Your right to defend yourself certainly should not be determined by location.
   Arkansas is among 18 states where no permit is required to carry a weapon. When Florida, which is not a constitutional carry state, passed the original SYG law, Constitutional carry was not considered. We feel that the legislature made a mistake in drafting this law with its lack of a definition of “lawfully present”, that could force law abiding citizens to defend themselves and then worry if they had been lawfully present based upon a prosecutor's interpretation of lawfully present. Also, as a constitutional carry state, it is possible that citizens are unknowingly in a gun free zone, and even if their use of deadly force was otherwise authorized, they could face homicide charges if it was determined they were simply on the wrong side of the street.
   Losing this battle does not end the fight for our freedoms. Gun Owners of Arkansas stands ready, as the largest gun group in Arkansas, to defend the ability of all Arkansans to carry a weapon without governmental infringement as prescribed in Article 2, Section 5 of the Arkansas Constitution, and to defend themselves from violent attack. Losing a battle doesn’t stop the fight. We will not compromise this principle. We will not be deterred. We will always fight for the rights of the people of Arkansas.