Arkansas has weak gun laws and a high firearm death rate. Arkansas does not require a permit to carry concealed firearms in public and even allows members of the public with certain concealed weapons licenses to carry guns on college campuses. In recent years, Everytown has helped defeat dangerous bills, including legislation that would have allowed people to carry firearms in almost any public place, including K-12 schools.
After years of weakening its laws and leaving Arkansas vulnerable to gun violence, the legislature needs to overhaul its gun laws. That work begins with electing gun sense legislators to the statehouse, such as former Moms Demand Action volunteer leader Rep. Nicole Clowney, who received an Everytown Action Fund endorsement in 2018 and was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives that year. To become a safer state, Arkansas can enact extreme risk protection order legislation, ensure background checks are required for all firearm sales, and repeal the law that allows some members of the public to carry concealed guns on college campuses.
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