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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas House of Representatives has endorsed a nonbinding resolution urging the federal government to not infringe on the 2nd Amendment.

The measure passed on a voice vote Monday. The resolution does not require the governor's signature, but Gov. Mike Beebe said last week he supports the measure.

Republican Rep. Richard Womack said he filed the resolution to show his constituents that he hears their concerns about federal proposals to tighten regulations on firearms.

The resolution encourages federal, state and local governments to "respect and preserve" the right to keep and bear arms.

The resolution says a copy will be sent to President Barack Obama, leaders in Congress and other state legislatures.

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