In an effort to overturn federal restrictions on firearms, the Arkansas Legislature, on the 28th, passed an amendment to a bill that would make any federal statute enacted on or after January 1, 2021, that is contrary to the constitutional right to bear arms, null and void in Arkansas.
Previously, the state’s governor, law enforcement and prosecutors, all objected to an earlier version of the bill, arguing that some of its provisions, posed a threat to public safety. The bill was amended and passed the House and Senate on the 27th. Compared to earlier versions, the new bill strengthens protections for law enforcement officers. Governor “Hutchinson” said he would sign the amendment.
Currently, the state legislatures of more than a dozen states have introduced similar bills to invalidate federal gun control orders.