Arkansas activism and support

Arkansas activism and support

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    Arkansas activism and support

    Let's let the Arkansas Legislature know we want action on open carry rights restoration. If you live, work, or go to school in Arkansas, now would be the time:

    Action Item 1: Email your STATE (not U.S.) Representative

    Find your State Representative at Arkansas House of Representatives, then go to his/her web page, and send a web form email.

    Suggested Message

    SUBJECT: Please support/sponsor legislation to restore open carry rights in Arkansas!

    Dear Representative ________:

    I ask you to sponsor legislation to restore the right of Arkansans to open carry holstered handguns.


    The facts are pretty stark - Arkansas is one of only 6 states banning the open carry of handguns. Of the 44 states which allow the open carry of handguns, only 14 states require any license to open carry. See map at OpenCarry.org - A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost!.

    And despite the widespread open carry rights outside of Arkansas, a recent FBI study that essentially says that bad guys don't open carry. See Anthony Pinizzotto, et al., Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers, FBI (2006) (finding that violent criminals carefully "conceal" their guns and "eschew holsters").

    It is well known that the requirement to conceal a normal sized handgun can be difficult, especially in Arkansas with our extreme heat and humidity, since a person will usually have to wear a jacket to properly conceal a handgun and to avoid "printing. Failing to achieve proper concealment could cost on their license.


    A growing number of Arkansans have signed an online petition at Arkansas Petition For Open Carry Of Handguns Petition to restore the right to open carry in Arkansas.

    As the DC v. Heller decision made clear, the Constitutional right to "bear" arms relates to the carrying of unconcealed guns. Slip Op. at 10 & 54-57, available at http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-cont...06/07-2901.pdf.


    Arkansas has preemptive law regarding the carry of firearms (Arkansas Code 14-54-1411.Firearms and ammunition.). Even still, Arkansans are denied their right to openly carry holstered handguns.




    I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.

    Sincerely,

    YOUR NAME

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    Action Item 2: Email your STATE (not U.S.) Senator

    Find your State Senator at Arkansas Senate, then go to his/her web page, and send a web form email.

    Suggested Message

    SUBJECT: Please support/sponsor legislation to restore open carry rights in Arkansas!

    Dear Senator ________:

    I ask you to sponsor legislation to restore the right of Arkansans to open carry holstered handguns.


    The facts are pretty stark - Arkansas is one of only 6 states banning the open carry of handguns. Of the 44 states which allow the open carry of handguns, only 14 states require any license to open carry. See map at OpenCarry.org - A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost!.

    And despite the widespread open carry rights outside of Arkansas, a recent FBI study that essentially says that bad guys don't open carry. See Anthony Pinizzotto, et al., Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers, FBI (2006) (finding that violent criminals carefully "conceal" their guns and "eschew holsters").

    It is well known that the requirement to conceal a normal sized handgun can be difficult, especially in Arkansas with our extreme heat and humidity, since a person will usually have to wear a jacket to properly conceal a handgun and to avoid "printing. Failing to achieve proper concealment could cost on their license.


    A growing number of Arkansans have signed an online petition at Arkansas Petition For Open Carry Of Handguns Petition to restore the right to open carry in Arkansas.

    As the DC v. Heller decision made clear, the Constitutional right to "bear" arms relates to the carrying of unconcealed guns. Slip Op. at 10 & 54-57, available at http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-cont...06/07-2901.pdf.


    Arkansas has preemptive law regarding the carry of firearms (Arkansas Code 14-54-1411.Firearms and ammunition.). Even still, Arkansans are denied their right to openly carry holstered handguns.




    I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.

    Sincerely,

    YOUR NAME


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    Action item 3: Contact Mike Beebe!

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    SUBJECT: Please support/sponsor legislation to restore open carry rights in Arkansas!

    Governor Mike Beebe:

    I ask you to sponsor legislation to restore the right of Arkansans to open carry holstered handguns.


    The facts are pretty stark - Arkansas is one of only 6 states banning the open carry of handguns. Of the 44 states which allow the open carry of handguns, only 14 states require any license to open carry. See map at OpenCarry.org - A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost!.

    And despite the widespread open carry rights outside of Arkansas, a recent FBI study that essentially says that bad guys don't open carry. See Anthony Pinizzotto, et al., Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers, FBI (2006) (finding that violent criminals carefully "conceal" their guns and "eschew holsters").

    It is well known that the requirement to conceal a normal sized handgun can be difficult, especially in Arkansas with our extreme heat and humidity, since a person will usually have to wear a jacket to properly conceal a handgun and to avoid "printing. Failing to achieve proper concealment could cost on their license.


    A growing number of Arkansans have signed an online petition at Arkansas Petition For Open Carry Of Handguns Petition to restore the right to open carry in Arkansas.

    As the DC v. Heller decision made clear, the Constitutional right to "bear" arms relates to the carrying of unconcealed guns. Slip Op. at 10 & 54-57, available at http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-cont...06/07-2901.pdf.


    Arkansas has preemptive law regarding the carry of firearms (Arkansas Code 14-54-1411.Firearms and ammunition.). Even still, Arkansans are denied their right to openly carry holstered handguns.




    I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.

    Sincerely,

    YOUR NAME


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