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Beebe says Darr's signing of guns bill 'inappropriate'

Posted: February 26, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

— Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is criticizing Lt. Gov. Mark Darr for making secret the list of Arkansas residents allowed to carry concealed weapons, saying the Republican “embarrassed himself” by signing the legislation while the governor was out of state.

The Democratic governor Tuesday called Darr’s decision to sign the measure “totally inappropriate.” The bill exempts the concealed carry list from the Freedom of Information Act.

Beebe had opposed the measure, but had planned to let it go into law without his signature.

Darr said last week he believed the measure deserved a signature and should be enacted without delay. He signed the measure Friday while Beebe was in Washington for the National Governors Association’s winter meeting.

Beebe said he’ll “much more careful” about leaving the state after Darr’s decision.

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Good going, Lt. Gov.

Posted by: mycentworth

February 26, 2013 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Another Democrat outsmarted.

Darr for Governor

Posted by: Moneymyst

February 26, 2013 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Just making noise so his party can hear him. If he were that set against the bill, he would have vetoed it before he left the state, but he knew that would be political suicide.

Posted by: Tumblebug

February 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Darr is completely unqualified to be Lt. Gov, a merely ceremonial position

Governor? HAH!

Posted by: MartinBalsam

February 26, 2013 at 2:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sometimes children misbehave when left unattended. One must be vigilant.

Posted by: fayfreethinker

February 26, 2013 at 3:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )