Arkansas Republican on the Ropes Over Campus Carry
It’s a sign of the steadily changing tide on public attitudes toward guns that in one of the reddest states in the nation, a seven-year incumbent Republican is catching the most heat over his sponsorship of a campus carry law. And his opponent, LEAPer Denise Garner, is happy to keep him on the defensive.
From the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
No member of the Northwest Arkansas delegation inspired more protests during the last legislative session than Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville. His legislation allows concealed carry permit holders to take weapons onto state college campuses if they get extra training.
"At every meet and greet I go to, the first thing that comes up is guns," Garner said. "The real issue is that Charlie didn't listen, not to faculty or staff, students or parents or the campus police."