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Arkansas Passes Law Allowing Guns at Football, Basketball Games in 2018

B/R - A new law signed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday will allow concealed weapons to be carried into sporting events at government-owned facilities within the state.

According to Andrew Demillo of the Associated Press (h/t, the law will take effect on Sept. 1, but it is likely that guns won't be allowed at sporting events until early 2018.

So let me get this straight. Everyone suddenly thinks that in 2018, Arkansas sporting events will look like Normandy or something? This new law will allow concealed weapons to be carried into sporting events on the Arkansas campus, which is government-owned.

Here is why this doesn't matter at all:

It's Arkansas.

Gun laws were already relaxed in Arkansas, this is just going another step further. I'm not a "gun person" or whatever that might mean, but I know that a lot of people in the South certainly are. This doesn't mean that they are dangerous, actually quite the opposite. It means they understand how these weapons work, have experience with them, and would prefer to have them on their person at all times.

This seems like a dramatic headline, but it won't change anything. The south is weird, man.