VIDEO: Couples Pack Heat On Valentine’s Day

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FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Dozens of River Valley gun enthusiasts spent their Valentine's Day a little differently this year.

Couples gathered Saturday (Feb. 14) in Fort Smith to get their concealed carry license.

The event kicked off at 7 a.m. at Larry’s Pizza on Highway 71.

Class organizers said normally the class costs $50  for one person, but since it was Valentine’s Day they got a discount. It cost $75 for two people.

"This is just something they can do together,” class director Carla Wells said.

“As a husband and wife they can come together and find something that they both enjoy. Find a new hobby and this is something that they normally wouldn't go out and seek unless it was a special opportunity or if it's given to them. So it was just something they can go together and enjoy as a past time."

The event will wrap up at 3 p.m.


  • zztopperman

    Awesome! My concealed weapons class instructor charged only $35 for his class… Dover. If everyone that is legal to carry would carry, there would be a lot less violent crime. (Criminals prefer shooting people in gun free zones….because they themselves certainly don’t want to be shot!!!) The classes are important and are still required if you carry concealed in Arkansas.The background check is what cost the most. Criminals don’t go for background checks…they don’t abide by the laws anyway. Carry because when seconds count, the police are minutes away! :) o.k. Roll all the anti-gun liberal garbage now…..

    • men with tiny phalluses need weapons to compensate

      I’m an anti-gun liberal, and I’d gladly take a bullet if it ended the widespread distribution of lethal force.

      • zztopperman

        Spoken like a true victim. Maybe one day you will realize exactly what the second amendment was about. Doubtful because that would actually require a brain. It wasn’t written by liberals but by men with brains. They didn’t write it because they had little “phalluses” but they wrote it because they had seen first hand what a tyrannical government could do to a unarmed people! It wasn’t written so we could protect ourselves and our families from burglars or bad guys or so we could hunt. Those are just some extra benefits that we have as a result of our founders that risked everything to win us our freedom from you tyranny! Idiot liberals would give all that away in a heartbeat to save a lot less lives than they are responsible for killing each year by abortion! They’d trust their lives to the tyrants that plot day in and day out to disarm us. This country would never have been had the liberals been in charge!

      • H

        Well, menwith, that’s mighty noble of you, being willing to let a criminal kill you. But, unlike you, I’m not willing to. Unlike you, I believe good people should be allowed to defend themselves.

      • paranoid much, little weenie men?

        Our country’s founders were far more liberal than conservatives want to admit. On your way to that Second Amendment, pause to consider which rights our Founding Fathers put first.

  • dodge the bullets then follow the money

    How much money in advertising did the National Rifle Association pay Tribune Broadcasting for this disturbing story?

  • preamble

    We, the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, secure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.

  • first amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  • Eat us, Fetus

    How did the thread get twisted into a reference about terminating parasitic cells? The strange things that must go on in a gun-addicted mind. Don’t like abortions? Don’t get one.

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