Faulkner Quorum Court Approves Concealed Carry Ordinance On County Properties

Nov 18, 2015

The Faulkner County Quorum Court has unanimously approved an ordinance allowing elected officials and county employees with concealed carry permits to bring weapons on some county properties.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports that the ordinance states that the licensee is still prohibited from carrying a weapon in a detention facility, the Faulkner County Justice Building, a sheriff's department office or any courtroom without permission from the presiding judge.

Justice of the Peace Randy Higgins says the Courts and Public Safety Committee added language to give the judge authority on this matter to recognize "potential opportunities that this courtroom could be used for overflow cases."

The county decided to consider the ordinance after the state legislature passed a law allowing certain individuals to carry concealed weapons on county property.