by The Associated Press
4:47 PM CST, February 8, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two state lawmakers propose churches that allow concealed handguns under recently approved legislation be required to post signs informing the public of that decision.
Democratic Reps. Darrin Williams and Reginald Murdock on Friday proposed the requirement as a followup to a bill that Gov. Mike Beebe likely will sign into law. The approved bill would allow concealed handguns in churches and other places of worship. Churches are currently on a list of places where concealed weapons are specifically prohibited.
The bill filed Friday would require churches that allow concealed handguns to post signs at each public entrance. It also would specify who at the church decides whether to allow concealed handguns and addresses liability issues for the churches.
A spokesman for Beebe said the governor supports the followup legislation.