"This legislation will make everyday life in Arkansas more dangerous."
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has just signed off on a new law that will allow people to bring concealed weapons into sporting events, including Arkansas Razorbacks' football and basketball games.
According to Andrew Demillo of the Associated Press, the law will go into effect on September 1st although it's likely guns won't be allowed at sporting events until early 2018.
"This bill, in my view, reflects the will of the General Assembly and is constitutional and will balance public safety and the Second Amendment," Hutchinson said at a news conference after signing the measure.
The law states that people who undergo up to eight hours of active-shooter training will be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in state colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol.
Obviously, this decision was met with much criticism.
"People like to have a good time before the game, during the game, people get emotional and angry during the game," Democratic Rep. Greg Leding said. "I think the idea of introducing loaded weapons into those situations is just ridiculous."
"This legislation will make everyday life in Arkansas more dangerous," Austin Bailey, the Arkansas chapter leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said in a statement.