Kentuckians wouldn’t need a permit to carry concealed firearms under a bill that is nearing final passage in the state legislature. It now only has to pass out of the state House of Representatives and be signed by Gov. Matt Bevin.
Currently, concealed-carry holders have to take an eight-hour training course and have a background check to receive a permit.
Rep. Charles Booker, a Democrat from Louisville, said he was worried that the measure would lead to more gun violence.