Employees at a Little Rock office building have been asked to leave their deer hunting rifles at home because an incumbent president and three former presidents are coming to town to open Bill Clinton’s presidential library.
Acxiom Corporation distributed a memo to the 420 employees in its 12-story sales and marketing building in Little Rock’s River Market district — near the Clinton library — reminding them of its policy forbidding weapons on company property.
“This would not be a time to violate that policy,” said Dale Ingram, spokesman for Acxiom.
The Acxiom building overlooks the library, where President George W. Bush and former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Clinton are to speak. Deer hunting season in Arkansas began last weekend, and overlaps with the dedication, Thursday, of Clinton’s library.
Deer hunters in Arkansas take the sport so seriously that many of them keep their rifles and shotguns and other equipment in their cars, which makes it easier for them to get in a few hours in the woods before or after leaving work.
“With hunting season opening, associates should be especially mindful not to have firearms, ammunition or other weapons in their vehicles,” the Acxiom memo noted.