LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV/AP) - Governor Mike Beebe has signed into law the measure that allows concealed handguns in places of worship if that place allows it.
Feb. 5, the Senate agreed with an amendment that added sponsors to the legislation.
Beebe has said he wants to work with lawmakers to develop additional legislation that would address concerns that insurers could raise the premiums of churches that opt to allow concealed handguns.
Among the 49 states that allow concealed handguns, Arkansas is one of 10 that specifically prohibit them in churches.
(Source: KTHV/The Associated Press)