Mar 9 2019
07:36 am

In Arkansas, the state senate’s Judiciary Committee debated gun legislation. After many failed efforts, three Republican state senators proposed a bill that would remove a clause from the current law that required a “duty to retreat” in self-defense cases. This would allow for a “stand your ground” type of law in Arkansas.

The state’s Judiciary Committee tried to limit debate time on the issue. Sen. Flowers would have none of it.

Addressing gun rights supporters in the room, Flowers said it was “crazy” to limit debate on such a sensitive issue.

“I am the only person here of color. I am a mother, too, and I have a son,” Flowers said. “And I care as much for my son as y’all care for yours. But my son doesn’t walk the same path as yours does. So this debate deserves more time.”

Sen. Flowers, you make many of us proud.

michael kaplan's picture

Amazing. We need city council

Amazing. We need city council reps as outspoken ...

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