A person exercises their right to carry a firearm openly during a 2019 demonstration in Columbus, Ohio. (Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Arkansas gun laws need simplifying, attorney general and lawmakers say

BY: - August 22, 2023

Attorney General Tim Griffin said Tuesday he is working with three Republican state lawmakers to address Arkansas’ “overcomplicated gun laws.” “At their core, our gun laws provide strong protection for our Second Amendment rights. But over the years, they have been adopted in a haphazard fashion, and they are currently a mess,” Griffin said in […]

Republican states arm teachers, fortify buildings in another year of school shootings

BY: - June 14, 2023

As another school year defined by mass shootings ends in America, Republican-led state legislatures passed measures this session to fortify schools, create guidelines for active shooter drills and safety officer responses, and allow teachers to be armed. Firearm restrictions, however, were a nonstarter in red states trying to curb school shootings. The legislation pushed by GOP lawmakers […]