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Gun bills in 2018 General Assembly
Rep. Phil Moffett HB 36 - no need for a concealed carry permit. Photo courtesy LRC Photo

Three bills introduced this session will change the way schools and the General Assembly deal with guns.

Senate Bill 103, sponsored by Senator Stephen West (R-Paris), Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R- Winchester) and Sen. Stephen Meredith (R- Leitchfield), will allow public and private schools to use school personnel as marshals. Those personnel would be able to be armed and to store their weapon at school. The bill is currently sitting in the Senate Education Committee.

House Bill 210, sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore (R- Elizabethtown) and Rep. C. Wesley Morgan (R- Richmond) would allow unrestricted those with concealed carry permits or temporary permits to carry their gun to school and to the General Assembly. Colleges would not be able to deny permission to carry. On February 8th, the bill was posted in the Judiciary Committee.

Summary: AN ACT relating to public protection. Amend KRS 237.115 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons on public postsecondary property and in buildings controlled by state and local government, except courtrooms and detention facilities; amend KRS 237.110 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons in meetings of the General Assembly; make technical and conforming amendments.

House Bill 36, sponsored by Rep. C. Wesley Morgan (R- Richmond) and Rep. Phil Moffett (R - Louisville) will allow concealed weapons carriers same rights as those with a permit. This bill was introduced into the Judiciary Committee where it hasn't moved since January 2, 2018.

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