On Saturday, June 29, approximately 90 plus members of the Patriots of Act 746 gathered at the Western Sizzlin’ restaurant in Fort Smith for a luncheon.
Several legislators also attended, as well as political hopefuls. The
Griffin commented that he did not believe taxes should be raised one cent. “Government should not ask for more money unless they can prove they’ve spent what they have wisely.”
Griffin fielded several questions and comments from the audience regarding conceal carry laws. “I may not always agree, but I don’t take it
He conceded that there is much work to be done and that change is needed. State Representative Marcus Richmond followed up by adding that “change in democracy is like trying to cut down a 100 year old tree with a dull pocketknife.”
POA 746 Representative Dan Borum said that’s exactly why the group was
Sebastian County Sheriff Hobe Runion also addressed the group. He praised the citizens and prosecutor in the county for being pro Second Amendment. “We live in an area where we are very fortunate. Law enforcement are respected and it’s not uncommon for people to be carrying.” When asked directly if he had an issue with a handgun being carried openly or concealed, he responded, “I do not have a problem with it.”
Epperson added that the group is open to anyone and encourages citizens to become educated and involved in the election process. “We don’t see Republican, Democrat or Libertarian,” stated Epperson. “Party is no issue. It’s about right and wrong. People have been lied to for generations, because people didn’t know how the law actually read.
POA 746 is planning to hosts several town hall meetings before the 2020 election. For more information on that or any other upcoming event, you can check out their Facebook page.