There’s no shortage of support for campus carry in the Natural State. Nearly 98 percent of readers responding to an unscientific online survey by The Madison County Record voted, “Yes, all colleges should allow permit holders to carry firearms.” That left a paltry 2 percent whose responses were split between “no,” “unsure/indifferent” and “Yes, but a college should be able to choose whether or not to allow firearms on campus.”
On Feb. 2, the state House overwhelmingly voted to allow faculty and staff with concealed handgun licenses to carry on campus. The proposal will next be heard in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has voiced his support for campus carry. "We'll continue to watch [the bill] through the legislative process, but, at this point, that's something that makes sense to me with that additional training requirement," said Hutchinson, referring to the provision that requires active shooter training before carrying on campus.
Las Vegas Homeowner Shoots Drill-Wielding Attacker
If you’re going to attack a man with a knife and an electric drill, it’s best to make sure he can’t trump you—with a gun. That’s exactly what happened last weekend in a quiet northeast Las Vegas neighborhood.
Las Vegas Metro Lt. Grant Rogers told KSNV-TV NBC that a homeowner was doing maintenance on his vacant residence around 7:45 a.m. when he was approached by the suspect. The attacker was armed with a knife and a power drill, and when he advanced, the homeowner reached for his gun.
“The homeowner pulled out his firearm and shot the suspect once in the leg,” Rogers said. “The suspect took off running and a neighbor called 911. The suspect was transported to UMC with non-life-threatening injuries.”
Sheriff Forced To Disarm To Enter Spokane Arena
In an excellent example of just how far West Coast anti-gun sentiment has run amok, the Spokane County sheriff was denied entry into the Spokane Arena for a law enforcement charity event because he had his service weapon on him.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told the Spokesman-Review: “They disarmed me at the door and I’m on duty. I had to go put my gun in the car. It was just a new level of insanity. On-duty police officers do not get disarmed.”
While the spokesman for the arena wondered aloud to reporters how employees are supposed to know whether a law enforcement officer is on duty or not (couldn’t they just ask them?), Sheriff Knezovich, who was dressed in a suit with his badge on the lapel, believes that isn’t the point. “Many, many of the active shooter type situations that happen in this nation have been stopped by off duty police officers carrying their weapons,” he told KHQ radio.
Trump Interior Nominee Heads To Senate For Consideration
We told you a few weeks ago why President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is an excellent choice to head the agency. Now gun owners have their opportunity to play an important part in making sure Zinke is confirmed.
A former Navy SEAL, Zinke is also a hunter and angler who understands the important role hunting and shooting sports play in the stewardship of the nation’s public lands. In fact, during a confirmation hearing last month, Zinke said: “It was on these lands that my father [taught me] to hunt and fish, and the Boy Scouts taught me the principles [of] environmental stewardship and the importance of public access.”
During his time in Congress, Zinke has also been a strong supporter of legislation that would greatly enhance hunting and shooting opportunities on America’s public lands.
Use Your Power!
Hunters and shooters throughout the country are encouraged to contact their U.S. senators and ask them to support Ryan Zinke for secretary of the interior. Contact them directly byclicking here.