A new law that was just signed Wednesday by Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, known as HB 1249, would have originally allowed people to carry concealed weapons into sporting events on college campuses. However, changes to the bill — specifically the sporting events on college campuses aspect of the bill — are now in the cards.
Via USA Today:
“The law mandates up to eight hours of active-shooter training for a person with a concealed handgun license who is 21 or older to be able to carry a handgun on state college campuses or into bars and government buildings — all places that had previously been restricted. More than 220,000 people have concealed carry permits in the state.”
The Senate, by a vote of 22-10, voted to not include college sporting events in the signed bill.
The law is supposed to go in effect Sept. 15.