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AR bill would lower age for conceal carry

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A bill proposed in the Arkansas legislature would lower the age a member of the military could receive a concealed carry license.

If HB1190 is passed, the age would be lowered from 21 to 18 as long as they are enlisted or were honorably discharged from the military.

Taron Robinson was deployed to Afghanistan when he was 19 and said even an 18 year old deserves the right for the license.

“I really don't see it as a big deal,” Robinson said. “I see it as normal. I signed up for the military when I was 17. That was my first time ever shooting a gun, and I deployed when I was 19 had to learn a lot of guns. I say if you've already done the service, you might as well already have one at home.”

Robinson said with the number of programs that help veterans, he doesn't see Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, as an issue for those wanting the concealed carry license.

The measure is currently in the state house. For a complete look at HB1190 click here

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