by Max Brantley
A man who packed a pistol to a child's birthday party in a Russellville park has led to a proposal to ban concealed handguns in Russellville city parks, KATV reports.
Gun nuts are up in arms. When guns are outlawed at kids' birthday parties, well, you know. Hard to imagine the Russellville council will approve this measure.
It's probably moot anyway. The gun nuts probably prevailed on this type proposal long ago with the NRA-written state law that stripped Arkansas cities of home rule when it comes to gun measures. The state's law favors guns in parks. Bars and churches are so far (nominally) gun-free zones, but that should change as the nut numbers grow in the legislature. Indeed, guns on the floor of the House and Senate should be allowed before long.