"Give our good citizens, give all the people of Arkansas a chance to open carry. To carry out that right that our forefathers set up years ago," Republican Representative, Sue Scott said.
Scott sponsored and filed House Bill 1408 Wednesday.
"For me it was easy, you know if I feel it in my heart, then it's in my head and that's what I'm going to do and I prayed a lot about this."
It would allow those with conceal carry licensees to open carry.
"I can put that right around my waist and walk into a dark parking lot and get into my car and be okay."
Giving Scott a sense of security for all Arkansans.
"I want them to know, hey, we're watching out for you, we're going to take care of each other in the state of Arkansas. That person is going to take care of me in the event that something happens."
An event that Scott hopes will be avoided with the passing of this bill
"If they see someone with a gun, carrying, hopefully that might be a deterrent. I think we're going to see crime numbers go down."
Oklahoma most recently passed the Open Carry Act. Currently seven states do not allow any form of open carry. The bill will go before the Judiciary Tuesday morning.