Senate panel advances bill allowing domestic violence victims to carry concealed guns

jbrammer@herald-leader.comFebruary 27, 2014 

FRANKFORT — The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would allow victims of domestic violence to quickly obtain a license to carry a concealed gun.

Senate Bill 106, sponsored by Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea, would let the Kentucky State Police issue a provisional license to carry a concealed gun for 45 days to people who obtain a court-issued emergency protective order or domestic violence order.

After that, domestic violence victims would obtain a permanent license if they complete the required training to carry a gun.

State police expect it would take three business days for them to issue a provisional license, since a background check would be needed.

SB 106 now goes to the full Senate for its consideration.

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