Tagged: national rifle association

Arkansas House Advances Concealed Handgun Exemption Bill

by Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/31/2017 7:43 am

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law expanding where concealed guns are allowed in a vote that one lawmaker complained was a "no-win" choice between the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the National Rifle Association.

Video: Asa Hutchinson Signs Concealed Carry Bill into Law

by Associated Press 3/22/2017 9:59 am

Arkansas' governor signed a sweeping gun rights measure into law that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol.

Concealed Weapons Bill Awaits Asa Hutchinson's Signature

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 6:49 am

Permit holders who receive active shooting training would be able to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere in Arkansas, even the state Capitol, under a measure lawmakers sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday.

Arkansas Lawmakers Eye More Changes to Campus Guns Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/28/2017 7:01 am

Arkansas lawmakers said Monday they're negotiating more changes to a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses after it faced resistance from the National Rifle Association over its age and training restrictions.

NRA Backs Expanded Arkansas Campus Guns Proposal

by Associated Press 2/24/2017 8:11 am

The National Rifle Association backs an effort to expand an Arkansas campus guns bill to allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun on a college campus.

NRA Drops Support of Arkansas Campus Guns Bill After Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2017 7:02 am

The National Rifle Association said Wednesday it no longer supports a bill allowing concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses after it was limited to people 25 and over who have gone through active shooter training.

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs Bill Requiring Colleges to Allow Guns

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2017 6:55 am

An Arkansas Senate panel on Wednesday advanced legislation requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, rejecting a proposal to make employees who want to be armed undergo additional training.

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Last week, the American Medical Association called gun violence “a public health crisis” and declared it would lobby Congress to repeal legislation prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention from researching the issue.

Price No Object, Campaigns Fill Any Last Ad Space

by Associated Press 11/3/2014 11:09 am

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads. Some of you might even argue it was a nightmare.

Gun Foes Plan to Match NRA Spending in Fall Races

by Associated Press 10/2/2014 11:15 am

Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates.

Video: Clarksville School District Arms 20 Teachers, Staff

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/30/2013 7:18 am

More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees in Clarksville will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.

Michael Bloomberg Pressures Donors Over Democrat Gun Control Votes

by Associated Press 6/13/2013 7:38 am

Six months after the Newtown school shooting, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks on gun buyers, while a mayors' group he co-founded is embarking on a national bus tour to rally for efforts to curb gun violence.

NRA Defends Mark Pryor Against Michael Bloomberg in Radio Ad

by Associated Press 6/12/2013 4:15 pm

The National Rifle Association is buying airtime on Arkansas radio stations to defend Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's vote against gun purchase background checks proposed by President Barack Obama.

House OKs Guns in Church; Beebe's Signature Expected

by Associated Press 2/4/2013 6:01 pm

The Arkansas House voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches, synagogues and mosques, as long as the place of worship has given the OK.

Dustin McDaniel Calls Obama's Gun Plan 'Distressing'

by Jeannie Nuss 1/18/2013 7:26 am

Democrat Dustin McDaniel's comments come nearly a month after the only announced Republican gubernatorial candidate, former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, was tapped to head a National Rifle Association effort to push for armed officers in the nation's schools.

Asa Hutchinson Hasn't Changed, but Arkansas Has (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/6/2013 5:33 pm

Asa Hutchinson, the former congressman and the only announced Republican candidate for Arkansas' 2014 governor's race, hasn't changed much since his unsuccessful bid for the state's top office nearly seven years ago. But he is hopeful that his state has. He'll be the first to tell you that's what makes his new campaign so attractive.

Asa Hutchinson Expects To Run for Governor in 2014

by Associated Press 1/4/2013 11:34 am

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson said Friday that he fully expects to run for Arkansas governor in 2014, the first Republican to join the race for the state's top office. Hutchinson said he planned to make his bid official after finishing his work on a National Rifle Association effort aimed at putting armed guards in schools around the country.

Video: Asa Hutchinson Talks Armed Guards In Schools on CBS 'Early Show'

by Lance Turner 12/24/2012 7:18 am

Asa Hutchinson, now installed as the National Rifle Association's point man on getting armed security in every school in the country, appears on today's CBS "Early Show."

NRA Names Asa Hutchinson to Lead Program Calling for Armed Police in Every School

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/21/2012 2:19 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson on Friday was named the head of a National Rifle Association effort to push for armed officers in the nation's schools, a move that could bolster the Arkansas Republican's conservative credentials as he prepares for a potential 2014 bid for governor.

Video: Watch Asa Hutchinson's Speech at the NRA News Conference

by Lance Turner 12/21/2012 11:39 am

Video of Asa Hutchison's remarks at a Friday news conference by the National Rifle Association, which is proposing a security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers.