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Bill would require signs for gun-allowing churches

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing that churches allowing concealed handguns under recently approved legislation be required to post signs informing the public of that decision.

Democratic Reps. Darrin Williams and Reginald Murdock on Friday proposed the requirement as a follow up to a bill that Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to sign into law allowing concealed handguns in churches and other places of worship. Churches are currently on a list of places where concealed weapons are specifically prohibited.

The bill filed Friday requires churches that allow concealed handguns to post signs at each public entrance. It also specifies who at the church decides whether it will allow concealed handguns and addresses liability issues for the churches.

A spokesman for Beebe said the governor supports the follow up legislation.

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