Ark. Legislator To File Bill Requiring Universities To Allow Faculty, Staff To Carry Handguns


LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — An Arkansas representative plans to file a bill next week that would require public universities and colleges to allow faculty and staff to carry handguns if they have a concealed carry permit.

Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, proposed a similar bill in 2013 that allowed college and university boards to vote to opt out of allowing their faculty and staff to carry a firearm. All colleges and universities in Arkansas voted to opt out.

If Collins’ new bill passes, colleges and universities will not have that option.


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