News for our readers in Arkansas

Several New Arkansas Laws Take Effect Next Week

A stack of new state laws concerning guns, schools, even wine take effect next week.

One allows concealed carry license holders to keep their gun on their employer’s property.

Act 1071 states Arkansans with the permits can store their guns in their cars out of sight and under lock and key in a private employer’s parking lot.

“I’m sure a significant number of Americans have been doing this long before concealed carry licenses have come out,” said Chuck Schlichting, a CCL holder for three years.

According to the law, the holder doesn’t have to put the gun in a lockbox until he or she gets out of the car.

Private employers can prohibit non-employees from storing guns in their cars but can only prohibit employees under rare circumstances.