In Washington, D.C., our Congress is considering a concealed-carry reciprocity bill that would surely please gun manufacturers.
The bill, though, has been denounced by many major law enforcement organizations made up of professionals who value public safety, not profits from firearm sales.
The bill would not create a national standard for background checks, training and permitting. In fact, the bill would undermine our state’s concealed-carry laws, which wisely require firearms training, in favor of allowing people with no permit — from the 12 states that don’t require one — to carry a loaded gun in Kentucky, firearms hidden in coat pockets, backpacks and purses.
The bill will make Kentuckians less safe, making it hard for law enforcement to know who is following the laws and who isn’t, and forcing us to allow people with dangerous histories and no training in how to properly holster or handle their guns, to conceal-carry in public places all around us.
Call your federal representatives and tell them to vote no on conceal-carry reciprocity, to keep Kentuckians safe and join the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.