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Proposed military style gun ban fuels Ark. discussion

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Serious gun control hangs in the balance as Senator Diane Feinstein rolled out a plan to restrict more than 150 military style guns. This legislation comes on the heels of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn.

In the time it takes to reload, gun shop owner Don Hill fires up talking points against gun control.

"You cannot legislate morality. You cannot legislate crazy," said Hill, owner of Don's Weaponry in North Little Rock.

Hill turned a hobby into a thirty year profession. As congress mulls over a new military style gun ban Hill goes on with his business dumbfounded by the thought of government limiting guns.

"All the laws that you're trying to make are strictly against the honest man," said Hill.

THV Extra: Arkansans respond to gun control debate

THE SECOND AMENDMENT:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In the wake of the pain and tragedy from Newtown, Conn., America looks for answers as to why and how school children could be taken so brutally from this earth.

Grasping for answers and recourse, politicians rekindled the gun control debate, calling for the nation's support. Despite the recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, this is not a new debate with opinions far and wide.

"Any civilian can own a military fire arm so that they can have the means to resist a totalitarian government," said Thomas Kennedy from North Little Rock. Kennedy believes any kind of government gun control impedes the second amendment.

Outdoor Report: Waterfowl in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11's Mark Edwards sits down with Trey Reid from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to talk about waterfowl in the Natural State.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting a youth waterfowl hunt this weekend. Hunting starts on Saturday, February 2 and ends on Sunday, February 3. Hunting is open each day starting 30 minutes before sunrise and ends a sunset. Youth can harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers this weekend.

The youth hunt is open to kids ages 15 and younger. Youth who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 18 or older. If youth have not completed the course, they must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older.

'Duck Duck Goose' consignment sale offers big discounts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- With many people pinching pennies and clipping coupons to save money, it's no surprise that children's consignment sales continue to grow in popularity.

Duck Duck Goose began nearly two decades ago, and with a struggling economy, both sellers and shoppers are doing better than ever. Many consumers are cashing in by selling unwanted or out grown clothes and toys.

Shopper and consignor Karyn Clifton said this is the place to find bargains.

"You get clothes that are probably in a department store for $20 or $30. You can get for $5," said Clifton, who has been buying and selling at Duck Duck Goose for 12 years.

She said making money really isn't her focus, and instead she trades. She uses the money she makes consigning items to buy new clothes for her youngest daughter.

A Place to Call Home: Destiny

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Heading to the ice cream shop is pure joy for this 7th grader, Destiny. She made her own peanut butter chocolate creation. 

"I just don't know what flavor I'm gonna pick," she said. "I would eat ice cream for every meal if I was able to."

This day, it's whatever she wants, courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery.

"I think I'm gonna enjoy this," Destiny says.

From the bins and bins of candy toppings and chocolate treats to the freezer full of ice cream flavors and freshly baked waffle cones.

"We import our chocolate from Belgium," says owner Mauricio Aguilar.

"Sometimes I like vanilla and like to add a bunch of toppings," Destiny says.

Aguilar wanted to make sure Destiny was well-cared-for, especially after learning of her past in and out of foster homes since she was a toddler.

Apartment blaze causes $1M in damage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Little Rock firefighter was hurt while responding to an apartment fire that displaced 15 people, including children.

The Terrace Green Apartments on Scott Hamilton Drive caught fire Wednesday night. Captain Jason Weaver said crews actually noticed smoke coming from the building while filling up with gas.

He said when they went to investigate, they found an fully-involved fire at an apartment on the second floor.

"It's pretty severe. There are 8 units and all of them will be affected," said Weaver. "One heavily by the fire, and the others with smoke and water damage."

As for the firefighter who was hurt, falling sheetrock is to blame. He is expected to be okay.

Eight adults and seven children have been displaced, but Captain Weaver said they're all staying with relatives.

Investigators are working to determine why the fire started, and they said the the fire caused about $1 million in damage.

LRPD: School guard offered $200 to examine student, ran mentor group

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Police Department has released more information about a security guard who was arrested for sexual assault after allegedly touching a teenage student.

According to Sgt. Cassandra Davis with the Little Rock Police Department, one of the victims in this case said Robert Lee Myles Jr., 39, offered him a physical examination to see if he was sexually active. The report states Myles offered the student $200 for a 30-minute exam. After Myles had touched the student, the teen pushed Myles away from him and left the area.