Arkansas governor vetoes bill nullifying gun restrictions

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Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Republican governor has vetoed legislation that would prohibit local police from enforcing federal gun laws, saying the measure would jeopardize law enforcement and the public. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday rejected the measure sent him by the Republican-led Legislature that would have imposed criminal fines on state and local law enforcement officers for assisting with federal firearms restrictions that it says infringe on the Second Amendment. The Legislature could still enact the bill by overriding Hutchinson’s veto through a simple majority vote. Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have introduced similar bills this year.

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