An Arkansas man who argued that a revision to Arkansas law now permitted the open carry of handguns had his day in court… and lost.
Richard Chambless was arrested for carrying a gun into a restaurant. He was found guilty Tuesday on charges of carrying a weapon and disorderly conduct.
He was ordered to pay a $240 fine for the disorderly conduct charge.
On the weapon carrying charge, he was sentenced to 15 days in jail, plus one year of probation, and he also must pay a $2,160 fine.
Chambless’ attorney says they will appeal the judge’s decision.
Caleb Taylor of The Arkansas Project sat through the trial and took notes, and didn’t portray the court in a very favorable light.
The appeal should be interesting.