Arkansas: Stand Your Ground bill held up in committee

One of the NRA’s favorite laws that increases murders and accidental shootings, is the Stand Your Ground law. Their motivation behind pushing for these laws is simply for the legal protection of gun owners when they shoot someone.

The Arkansas Judiciary Committee failed so far to pass this bill. The NRA asked their members to contact their State Senator and urge them to ask the Judiciary Committee to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Concerned citizens should help oppose the NRA members, who will advocate for this bill, and make a quick call to their Arkansas State Senator’s office.

The Bill

👎SB 484 would allow anyone anywhere to shoot anyone they deem to be a threat and not be accused of a crime.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate —>
[blink]In Committee[/blink]—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law


Please call the office of your State Senator. Ask for opposition to SB 484, the Stand Your Ground bill. If made legal, murders and accidental shooting will increase.

  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • To leverage the impact – forward this on to another concerned citizen.