Right now the concealed carry of guns in church is illegal, but this bill would let churches set their own policies about who can conceal carry.
There was some very vocal opposition from a small group of democrats who said guns don't belong in church.
But in the end support for the bill was overwhelming and it passed 28 to 4.
"There are situations that dictate that allows them to protect themselves. Plus you have the fact that a lot of church are hiring off duty police officers to come by, so" said Sen. Bryan King.
"If they can adopt the policy, they should have to adopt the liability. And there's nothing in that law that requires them to adopt that liability" said Sen. Stephanie Flowers.
The other gun bill was a resolution affirming Arkansans second amendment rights. It received a unanimous voice vote in the house.
Now both bills cross the capitol, where they have to approved by the separate houses.