‘Dangerous’ or ‘common sense’? NRA pushes bill to allow concealed guns with no permit.

‘Dangerous’ or ‘common sense’? NRA pushes bill to allow concealed guns with no permit.

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About 150 people decked out in red T-shirts that said “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” roamed the state Capitol this week advocating more gun control. State lawmakers, though, have a different idea: a Senate committee could consider a bill as soon as Thursday that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. The National Rifle Association, which is pushing the so-called permitless carry bill, said the bill will give law-abiding gun owners the ability to better protect themselves and their loved ones. Connie Coartney, volunteer leader with the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said the measure — Senate Bill 150 — “would dismantle Kentucky’s permitting system that has kept our communities safe for years.” Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to the Lexington Herald-Leader SUBSCRIBE WITH GOOGLE #ReadLocal “SB 150 would allow some people with dangerous histories to carry a loaded handgun in public, with no background check and no safety training, putting all Kentuckians at risk,” Coartney said. “This is a dangerous and irresponsible piece of legislation and we will not rest until it’s defeated.” NRA state director Art Thomm said in a statement that the 5 million members of his association applaud the “common-sense measure that provides the law-abiding citizens of Kentucky with greater freedom to defend themselves, their homes and their families.” Not all NRA members agree. Marty Dailey, a lifetime NRA member who owns a Richmond […]

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