The Good Lord told his disciples to go and sell their cloak if'n they didn't have a sidearm. Well, no cloak-sellin' needed here; I got mine. And we can carry in church here in North Carolina.
But a lot of other states, like Arkansas, have laws against that. It sure won't stop the evil people who want to shoot up a church, but only limits those who would protect the innocent.
Looks like Arkansas is waking up.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Senate is voting on legislation that would allow concealed handguns in churches, the first of several gun-related measures expected in this year's session.
The Senate on Thursday planned to vote on a proposal by Republican Sen. Bryan King of Green Forest that would remove churches from the list of places where concealed weapons are prohibited. King's proposal would leave it up to churches and other places of worship to determine whether to allow concealed handguns and who can carry them.
King's proposal was backed Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A similar measure by King was approved by the House two years ago, but failed before a Senate committee. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe has indicated he'll likely sign the measure if it reaches his desk.Good thing. But these days, Arkansans might have to sell more than their cloaks to buy a handgun :-)
UPDATE 2/12/13: SIGNED by the Governor. Congrats, Arkansans!