Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, spoke on the House floor during the General Assembly in Frankfort Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.
Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, spoke on the House floor during the General Assembly in Frankfort Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Michael Reaves
Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, spoke on the House floor during the General Assembly in Frankfort Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Michael Reaves

Bill requires guns to be locked around kids. The committee chairman hasn’t read it.

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Guns and kids

Over the past five years, at least 36 Kentucky children accidentally shot themselves or another child with a loaded gun that adults either gave them or left within their reach. Most of the time, police quietly closed their investigations of the shootings without bringing criminal charges. “How is nobody legally responsible for this?” one anguished father asks.

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February 06, 2018 02:03 PM