Proposal to Carry Weapons in County Buildings Presented in Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — A Benton County legislative subcommittee heard a proposal to allow certain elected officials and employees to carry weapons in county buildings.

Arkansas law prohibits permit holders from carrying weapons in certain county buildings.

Brent Meyers and Pat Adams, two justices of the peace in Benton County, co-sponsored a proposal that would allow county employees and elected officials to have concealed handguns in prohibited areas, like courthouses and the jail.

“It’s just another step that hopefully never has to be used but its a bit of protection for us,” said Brent Meyers, justice of the peace for District 14.

From here the proposal goes to the Committee of the Whole; if it passes there it will then be presented to the Quorum Court.

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