Guns not allowed in Arkansas sporting events after SB 724 passed

SB 724 prohibits concealed weapons from being inside Arkansas college stadiums, which has been a major concern for the Razorbacks.

The Arkansas House of Representatives have passedSB 724, which means concealed weapons won't be allowed inside the stadiums and arenas of Arkansas colleges and universities.

Specifically, the University of Arkansas can relax knowing their SEC membership isn't in jeopardy anymore now that Razorback stadium is a gun-free zone.

However, SB 724 doesn't repeal House Bill 1249, which allows those with a conceal-and-carry permits to legally bring permissible guns on campus. The bill was introduced byArkansas state Rep. Charlie Collins so that students can protect themselves on campus.

Many Arkansas football players expressed they weren't comfortable with guns being allowed in the stadium, given the rowdy atmosphere of college footballgames.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey also issued a statement Tuesday, saying he wanted stadiums exempt from the new gun law.

Now with SB 724, students and visitors alike will have to leave their guns at home went entering Razorback Stadium.

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