Lisa Norris France
1. Would you vote FOR a bill legalizing licensed open carry in Arkansas, similar to Tennessee’s law?
Yes, I would vote for a licensed open carry law.
2. Would you vote FOR a bill legalizing the open carry of firearms in rural, unincorporated areas only for persons engaged in hunting, fishing, hiking and camping activities?
I would support the move toward open carry, but I think we can do better than the limitation on hunting, fishing, hiking and camping and the further limitation on rural and unincorporated areas. I would rather see a more true open carry law.
3. Would you vote FOR a bill legalizing unlicensed open carry by non-felons in Arkansas?
I would support unlicensed open carry by non-felons.
4. Would you vote FOR a bill legalizing unlicensed concealed carry in Arkansas while still protecting the ‘CHCL’ program for those wishing to have reciprocity with other states?
Yes, many people travel to other states and wish to protect themselves and their families while doing so. I would like to see Arkansas be more understanding of 2nd Amendment rights, but I think it is also wise to consider that other states may not, and thus a CHCL may be required to travel in those states with a firearm. Thus, I would support the protection of that program for that purpose.
5. Would you vote FOR a bill that allowed churches to decide whether congregants may carry a concealed weapon – and if so, who may carry them? Currently, the law specifically forbids concealed carry in churches.
Yes, I believe the churches should be allowed to make this call.
6. Would you vote FOR an employer parking lot bill that would protect workers with an Arkansas CHCL from being fired for having a legally possessed firearm in their vehicles, for the purpose of defending his or herself coming to/from work?
Yes, I would support this legislation.
7. In a written opinion, the Arkansas State Attorney General said our current journey law needs to be defined. Would you vote FOR a bill that defined a “journey” under Arkansas gun law as leaving one’s “voting precinct”?
I believe specifying "journey" is best done in the legislature and the citizens of Arkansas, not the Courts. I would support journey being defined as leaving one's voting precinct, among other definitions. I would not limit the definition of journey as to only when leaving a voting precinct.