Arkansas governor signs bill making some sports venues now free of gun law

Posted: April 4, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Arkansas fans cheer on the Hogs during an NCAA college football game against UTEP at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. The Southeastern Conference said Tuesday, March 28, 2017, it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events such as football games from a new law greatly expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns about safety at its games. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker, File)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday afternoon signed into law a bill aimed at barring concealed-carry permit holders from Razorback Stadium and other locations hosting collegiate sporting events.

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