Kentucky Advances Concealed-Carry Permits For Domestic Violence Victims

AP

A bill that would allow domestic violence victims to apply for an expedited concealed-carry gun permit in order to protect themselves passed the Kentucky House Friday.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the bill, HB 351, would allow the state to speed up the process of issuing concealed-carry permits for a 45-day period to individuals who received court protective orders in abuse cases. Under normal circumstances, an applicant must prove they took a firearms safety course to receive a concealed-carry permit.

The bill now proceeds to the Kentucky Senate, which the Herald-Leader notes already approved a similar bill in its judiciary committee.

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