Alma Lawmaker’s Bill Would Lower Concealed-Carry Age For Veterans
ALMA (KFSM) – An Alma lawmaker introduced a bill this week that would give concealed-carry permits to veterans and active-duty military who are at least 18 years old.
State Rep. Charlotte Douglas, R-Alma, filed the measure Wednesday in the Arkansas House of Representatives. It is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee, according to the Arkansas State Legislature website.
The bill, if passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor, would eliminate the requirement that concealed-carry permits only be issued to those 21 years old or older. It would amend that requirement to allow those at least 18 years old to gain a concealed-carry permit as long as they are enlisted in the armed forces or the U.S. National Guard, or if they are a former member of the military and have been honorably discharged.
The bill would still allow those 21 years old or older to gain a concealed-carry permit.