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AR: Open carry is in law, Arkansas governor tells officials
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Gov. Asa Hutchinson, in a letter sent to the Arkansas State Police and prosecutors, said this month that he believes that a much-debated 2013 state law allows for the open carry of handguns, though no officials have announced a change in policy in response to the governor's message.
Col. Bill Bryant, the state police director who was appointed by the governor and to whom the letter was directed, issued a memo of guidance to commanders on Wednesday. It was the first time the director had directly given guidance on the matter of open carry, according to an agency spokesman.
|"Jared Henderson, said he supports gun rights and concealed carry, BUT..." [emphasis mine]
There ain't no "but" there, bub.
It is a RIGHT, not a privilege.