Kentucky House soon to approve domestic violence victims to be able to carry concealed weapons. Individuals under court protective orders, could conceal a weapon without having to wait for a training session if approved by a judge.
Proponents argue it can mean added protection for potential victims. West Liberty Representative John Will Stacy gave an emotional speech about a neighbor who was killed by an abuser after he got out of jail, “But, Missy Patrick, Mr. Speaker, had the right to live. She had the right that every human being has, the right to live and the right to defend herself.”
The legislation provides concealed carry permission for up to 45 days.
Louisville Representative Jim Wayne says his social work background has exposed him to people with “character disorders” who don’t have good judgment. “The fact that anyone who is in these troubled situations, does not have good judgment, and you’re gonna give the victim a handgun or a weapon to protect themselves. This is madness,” said Wayne.
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