By Tom Knighton
Things are about to change a bit in Arkansas. Effective Friday, September 1st, new concealed carry laws will be going into effect in that state. However, one of the new changes will be how businesses that don’t want firearms won’t be required to post any kind of signage.
This Friday, Arkansas’ expanded concealed carry law formally goes into effect. People will soon be able to take guns into places they never have before, such as bars, as long as they have an enhanced carry permit.
But once that law goes into effect, it may not be obvious to tell which establishments have opted out of expanded carry as “gun free zones.” A provision in the new law allows businesses to refuse concealed carry without posting signs. Instead, state representative Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) says management can communicate one-on-one to customers either verbally or in writing. An example of that would be security or a bouncer working the door of a bar informing customers no concealed weapons allowed.
Collins says allowing businesses that discretion should let them feel comfortable as gun free zones without leaving the people inside as sitting ducks.
“It allows an establishment to choose to refuse to allow conceal carry,” Collins explained …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms