The Arkansas House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that allows concealed handguns in churches and other houses of worship.
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The House voted 85-8 Monday on a measure that would leave it up to individual places of worship to decide whether to allow concealed handguns and who could carry them.
The bill already cleared the Senate last month on a 28-4 vote.
The legislation now heads back to the Senate for a vote on the addition of new sponsors to the bill before it goes to the governor's desk.
Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe has indicated he will likely sign the bill.
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