It was only a week ago that Arkansas passed one of the more controversial and dangerous pieces of legislation in recent history. HB1429 passed with a vote of 22-10 and will allow those with a concealed weapons permit to bring the firearm into stadiums.
For obvious reasons, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey is requesting that Governor Asa Hutchinson amend the law so that patrons of Razorbacks sports aren’t able to create a potentially dangerous and explosive environment.
On Tuesday, Sankey released a statement urging the house to follow through on his request.
Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey concerning Arkansas' gun law (HB 1249): pic.twitter.com/WZqPQkSBwT
— Bo Mattingly (@SportandStoryBo) March 28, 2017
It is a shocking piece of legislation to begin with.
Given the type of heated interactions and frequent shouting matches that can take place at college sporting events, it’s incredible something like this ever saw the light of day, let alone be passed into law.
The law is set to take effect on September 15.
In an environment when beer flows like wine and team pride and passion runs deep, it is a matter of when, not if, a law like this claims lives.
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