Arkansas Bill Would Prevent Domestic Abusers From Owning Guns

An Arkansas bill would prevent a person convicted of a misdemeanor offense involving domestic violence from owning a gun.

House Bill 1655, filed by Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville, would also require a court to forward records of the conviction to the Arkansas Crime Information Center. The center would then send a copy of those records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Under this proposal, a misdemeanor offense involving domestic violence includes the use or attempted use of physical force or the threatened use of a deadly weapon.

Arkansas law prohibits felons from owning a gun.

Click here to view House Bill 1655.

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