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Owensboro lawmaker proposes expansion to concealed-carry

By James Mayse, The Messenger-Inquirer

A bill filed for consideration in next year's General Assembly would allow people with concealed-carry permits to take firearms into most government buildings. The bill was filed by Rep. Robert Goforth, an East Bernstadt Republican.

The bill would revise state concealed carry permits, allowing any permit holder to carry a concealed weapon in government or school facilities.

The law at present only allows certain persons, such as current or retired county attorneys, commonwealth's attorneys, judges, and current and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons "at all times and at all locations." Goforth said the bill was a response to public shootings.

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