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July 11, 2013: Our readers write

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Respectful policy for veterans

Recently, I was asked my opinion on what I thought about the passing of Senate Bill 150.

If you are not familiar, it’s a bill in which a veteran who can show that he or she, in the course of their military service, has taken sufficient firearms training course is eligible to apply for a concealed deadly weapons license without taking a course through a state-certified instructor. Background checks still will be done just like any citizen and all concealed carry deadly weapon laws still would apply.

I was asked if I was upset about the upcoming decline in business because I am a certified CCDW instructor. My reply to this simply was no. I’m all for it!

Being a military brat I’ve always held veterans up on a pedestal for their service to our country. The U.S. military is the most well-trained and well-organized fighting force in the world and I’m glad Kentucky recognizes it.

I believe it’s a great idea and I applaud state Sen. Dennis Parrett for sponsoring the bill. As a military brat himself, I know the respect he shows for veterans and it shows that Kentucky in general supports veterans and wants them to be safe.

Thank you, Sen. Parrett. Great idea.

Joshua Lindblom

Elizabethtown