Arkansas votes to allow concealed carry on college campuses

Madison Rexroat

A new law in Arkansas now allows concealed carry license holders to have handguns on state college campuses. The law requires eight hours of active-shooter training for those holding concealed handguns on college campuses or into public areas like bars or government buildings.

Although this is a step toward more lenient gun laws – at least in Arkansas – the bill does not yet allow concealed handguns into college sporting events or disciplinary hearings on campus grounds.

The law goes into effect this fall. Private colleges that do not want to allow handguns on their campuses must post notices.

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