Guns: Saline sheriff endorses open carry; attorney general argues for high-capacity weapons | Arkansas Blog

Guns: Saline sheriff endorses open carry; attorney general argues for high-capacity weapons

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RODNEY WRIGHT
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With backing from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's recent opinion, Saline County Sheriff Rodney Wright says he will not assume criminality on the part of people openly carrying weapons and will not "confront" them absent reasonable suspicion of criminal intent.

Wright joins Rutledge in seeming to discourage open carry, however. He did not echo her statement that a law passed by either accident or subterfuge and has produced diametrically opposite legal opinions ought to be clarified by the legislature.

Yes, if you enter a theater full of people openly carrying weapons (something that doesn't require a permit as concealed carry does) percentages just about guarantee that some of them have unsavory records. Who's the good guy and who's the bad when a disputation breaks out.

Thanks to Austin Kellerman of KARK for sharing Wright's memo.

ALSO SPEAKING OF GUNS: Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she'd intervened with other gun-happy counterparts in 23 other states to attempt to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling in Illinois that upheld a city ordinance banning semi-automatic rifles and magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. It's a slippery slope to a ban of weapons, she said.


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