Supporters of the 2nd Amendment:
We need your help!
The House Education Committee vote on HB1243, TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, is coming up on Tuesday 2/12/13. We ask that you please contact the members of the House Education Committee listed below voicing your support of this bill. Emails need to arrive no later than Monday 2/11/13 to ensure the members hear your voice prior to their vote. We need to inundate them!
Click HERE to read the text of the bill.
Representative Charlie Collins said he sponsored this bill because we have a significant recurring problem: the murder of our loved ones on college campuses. There are on average several campus shootings per year resulting in significant loss of life every year. HB1243 will allow faculty and staff with concealed carry permits to carry on the campus where they work. The benefit is that some killers will be deterred from choosing a campus for their shooting spree because an armed faculty or staff member may be able to stop them before they wreak havoc on innocent people. These staff members can also protect people seeking safety during a shooting spree, another life saving benefit of the law. The law specifically EXCLUDES students from being allowed to carry on campus, because constituents expressed concern about a perceived increased potential for a weapon to get in the wrong hands. HB1243 will save lives with a minimal risk. Let’s save lives by protecting our children, spouses and other loved ones on Arkansas college campuses!
Email addresses for all 20 members of the House Education Committee are listed below for your convenience along with links at the bottom to mass email them all at once.
House Education Committee
Rep. James McLean, Chair, D-63 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Ann Clemmer, Vice Chair R-23 email@example.com
Rep. Debra M. Hobbs R-94 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Les “Skip” Carnine R-90 email@example.com
Rep. Robert E. Dale R-68 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Karen S. Hopper R-100 email@example.com
Rep. Jody Dickinson D-47
Rep. John Charles Edwards D-35 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mark Biviano R-46 email@example.com
Rep. John Catlett D-73 John.Catlett@arkansashouse.org
Rep. Homer Lenderman D-53 homer.lenderman@arkansashouse.
Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh R-79 Gary.Deffenbaugh@
Rep. Jon S. Eubanks R-74 Jon.Eubanks@arkansashouse.org
Rep. Sheilla E. Lampkin D-9 Sheilla.Lampkin@arkansashouse.
Rep. James Ratliff D-60 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Bruce Cozart R-24 email@example.com
Rep. Charlotte Vining Douglas R-75 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mark Lowery R-39 email@example.com
Rep. Charles L. Armstrong D-30 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Brent Talley D-3 email@example.com
(If clicking the Email All link does not work, create a new message in your email program, right click on an EMail All Committee Members link, select Copy Email Addresses, and paste the emails into the To portion of the your email message.)
PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THIS VERY IMPORTANT BILL!