Concealing true impact of legislation

A recent bill proposed in the Kentucky legislature, Senate Bill 7, would do away with the permit requirement for carrying a concealed weapon. As such, it would do away with any age restriction, background check or training requirements. What a great idea.

It is such a great idea I think we should do the same for military and law-enforcement recruitment. Let anyone that wants to be in the military or law enforcement have a job. No need for vetting or background checks. This should help eliminate the shortages of qualified applicants.

We can eliminate any training requirements, particularly with the use of firearms, and issue the new recruits a firearm and ammunition right away.

No more having the military keep firearms and ammunition out of the hands of enlisted personnel unless they are in actual training or a combat zone.

Imagine how much money we will save on training.

These ideas for changes to military and law-enforcement recruitment and training are great ideas.

About as great as letting people carry concealed weapons without a background check or any training.

If you haven’t figured it out by now — I am being sarcastic — all the above are terrible ideas.

Karl Stankovic


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“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Senator Albert Robinson introduced Senate Bill 7 to the Kentucky Senate in 2017. He pulled the bill without a vote because the senator discovered that the bill would apply to persons under age 21. His intent was to enable Kentuckians to carry concealed without the CCW course.

Thank you Karl. Your letter motivated me to review Kentucky laws related to gun ownership.

Unfortunately, your letter is late Karl. The bill is old. It was never put to a vote. My unsolicited advice is to find a more pertinent issue to present such strident thoughts.

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