A-State speaks on exemption from stadium gun law

Bill Smith (Source: KAIT)
Bill Smith (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University fans won't be allowed to carry concealed handguns at sports facilities.

"That's how we will be moving forward just like almost every other university in the state of Arkansas," A-State Spokesperson Bill Smith said.

This comes after the Arkansas State Police approved a plan to exempt the university from a law where guns could be carried.

"I know the provision has been placed in there out of concern for safety in facilities like collegiate football stadiums and other collegiate venues, we are just simply following along with what's been provided for us in the state of Arkansas law," Smith said.

Eight schools have had plans approved by Arkansas State Police to be exempted from the law.

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