House Ignores Emotional, Anti-Gun Rhetoric And Passes “Campus Carry”

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State Rep. Charlie Collins’s “Campus Carry” bill easily passed out of the state House Monday afternoon. Arkansans are now one step closer to being able to exercise their Second Amendment rights on public university campuses. Legislators, so far, have rightly ignored the fear-mongering from the anti-gun left. Indeed, last week one out-of-state group insinuated that passage of “Campus Carry” would lead to more murder-suicides that resembled the recent tragic incident involving a UALR … [Read more...]

“Campus Carry” Passes Committee Despite Anti-Gun Fear-Mongering

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Rep. Charlie Collins’s “Campus Carry” bill made it one step closer to becoming law today. The bill picked up enough votes to pass out of the House Education Committee after it was amended to allow universities and colleges to require active shooter training, as well as letting those institutions choose to disallow weapons in their daycare facilities, according to Arkansas Online. Rep. Collins told The Arkansas Project after the hearing: It's a good day because we're one step closer to … [Read more...]

UALR Chancellor Ignorant of UALR’s “Glance and Nod” Policies

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As you’ve probably already heard, State Rep. Charlie Collins's "Campus Carry” bill was narrowly defeated yesterday in the House Education Committee. The meeting took nearly 3 hours, much of it filled with ranting testimonies of anti-gun zealots and cautious-to-a-fault campus bureaucrats (sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between the two). One brief exchange, however, caught my attention. That exchange occurred between state Rep. Nate Bell and UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson, who … [Read more...]

Charlie Collins: Our Constitutional Rights Even Apply on Public Property

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  Those who want to protect our Second Amendment rights should take a look at state Rep. Charlie Collins’s HB 1077, which would make college campuses more Second Amendment friendly.   From 5News: House Bill 1077 by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, would require public universities and colleges to let licensed faculty and staff members carry concealed handguns on campus. Collins said he wants the decision on whether to carry a handgun to be up to the professor, not the … [Read more...]

Silly Season Round-Up

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We wrote last week about a misleading ad from Pat Hays regarding his newfound love for the National Rifle Association and gun rights. It looks as though the ad has backfired on the Hays campaign: late last week, the NRA announced that it would be airing a new radio spot throughout election day that will make voters more aware of Hays’s abysmal record on guns. From PoliticoPro: The National Rifle Association is responding to misleading Democratic mailers that suggest the group backs … [Read more...]

NRA “Proud Member” Pat Hays Didn’t Fill Out NRA Survey

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Pat Hays, the Democrat running against Republican French Hill for Arkansas's 2nd District congressional seat, released an ad over the weekend boasting about being a “proud member of the NRA” and that he’ll “protect our 2nd Amendment rights.” After speaking with the National Rifle Association, I’ve confirmed that he is indeed a “member-in-good-standing” with them. So, hooray for Hays, for providing one truthful nugget in this ad! Hilariously, though, this ad has put everyone’s favorite … [Read more...]

No, Federal Bureaucrats Don’t Need Machine Guns

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The statement that “Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman” is often credited to Winston Churchill. In America in 2014, however, that doorbell is too likely to be rung by a federal bureaucrat leading a SWAT team to raid your property. Of course, in a California case in 2011, the Department of Education’s SWAT team (yes, you read that right) wasn’t even courteous enough to knock: From National Review: The proliferation of paramilitary … [Read more...]

Primary Runoff Day Is Here

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Results for the primary runoffs -- such as the GOP nomination for State Senate District 17 (State Rep. John Burris vs. Scott Flippo) and Attorney General (Leslie Rutledge vs. David Sterling) -- will be announced tonight. If you haven’t already voted, maybe you should: your vote will matter more in a runoff election, when voter turnout is dramatically lower, than during primary and general elections. The Burris/Flippo race will likely be a close one, with wide-ranging implications for the future … [Read more...]