A church protection act has been introduced in the Arkansas Senate at the 89th General Assembly of the legislature.
The Church Protection Act of 2013, Senate Bill (SB) 71, is sponsored by Senator Bryan King, of Green Forest.
The bill states:
SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 5-73-306(16), concerning the prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun in a church or other place of worship, is amended to read as follows:
- (16)(A) Any church or other place of worship.
- (B) However, this subchapter does not preclude a church or other place of worship from determining who may carry a concealed handgun into the church or other place of worship;