Gun Control http://wkms.org en Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-southern-baptists-draw-crowds-gun-giveaways It's an hour before suppertime, and the line outside Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., is wrapped around the building. The people are waiting for more than a Bible sermon; there's a raffle tonight. Twenty-five guns are up for grabs.<p>There's nothing new about gun raffles in Kentucky, even at a church. Last year, there were 50 events like this one in the state. The Kentucky Baptist Convention says it's a surefire way to get new people through church doors.<p>Sunday school teacher David Keele says everyone he knows has a gun. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:56:12 +0000 Blake Farmer 39157 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways Lawmaker Accidentally Discharges Gun in Capitol Office: No One Injured http://wkms.org/post/lawmaker-accidentally-discharges-gun-capitol-office-no-one-injured <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Kentucky lawmaker accidentally discharged her firearm in her Capitol office.</span></p><p>Democratic Rep. Leslie Combs says in a statement that she accidentally fired her 380 Ruger semi-automatic pistol while attempting to unload it today.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:25:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37895 at http://wkms.org Lawmaker Accidentally Discharges Gun in Capitol Office: No One Injured IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training http://wkms.org/post/il-state-police-oks-concealed-carry-training <p></p><p>Illinois State Police has posted on its website a list of approved concealed carry firearms training curricula. The list has all skills required by the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.</p><p>It includes firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm and transportation of a firearm. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:31:13 +0000 The Associated Press 35346 at http://wkms.org IL State Police OK's Concealed-Carry Training Ill. Senator Wants Handguns Banned from Churches http://wkms.org/post/ill-senator-wants-handguns-banned-churches <p>An Illinois state senator wants to add churches to the list of places where concealed guns wouldn't be allowed in new state law.</p><p>Park Ridge Democrat Dan Kotowski said he doesn't agree with a provision in the state's new concealed-carry law that allows guns in churches, temples or mosques. He filed an amendment to the law Monday and said he'll push for its approval.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:41:36 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33091 at http://wkms.org Ill. Senator Wants Handguns Banned from Churches McConnell on proposed gun control bill http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-proposed-gun-control-bill <p>U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says a gun control proposal from New York Democrat Charles Schumer takes the wrong approach. The Kentucky Republican says Schumer wants to make it a federal crime, punishable by up to five years in prison, for a person not to report a lost or stolen gun within 24 hours. McConnell calls Schumer’s bill a “clear overreach” that will punish law-abiding friends, neighbors and families.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:19:02 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 30501 at http://wkms.org McConnell on proposed gun control bill TFA: TN GOP ‘Will Pay’ for Passing Restricted Guns-in-Trunks Law http://wkms.org/post/tfa-tn-gop-will-pay-passing-restricted-guns-trunks-law <p></p><p>The Tennessee Firearms Association is again looking for a fight. The organization is unhappy with Republicans who passed a more restrictive guns-in-trunks bill than the TFA would have liked. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:18:18 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28874 at http://wkms.org TFA: TN GOP ‘Will Pay’ for Passing Restricted Guns-in-Trunks Law KY Gun Bill goes to the Senate Floor http://wkms.org/post/ky-gun-bill-goes-senate-floor <p></p><p style="line-height:150%">The Kentucky Senate is expected to vote on legislation focused on blocking any new federal gun control measures.&nbsp; The measure is sponsored by Madison County Senator Jared Carpenter. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:55:31 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 28433 at http://wkms.org KY Gun Bill goes to the Senate Floor Gun Control Forum - Full Discussion Online http://wkms.org/post/gun-control-forum-full-discussion-online <p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wkms/files/201302/wkms-gun-control-discussion.mp3">Click here to download the Mp3</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on Sounds Good, we welcomed a panel of local representatives to speak about the issue of gun control from their respective areas of expertise. Our guests were&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Llena Chavis, licensed clinical social worker and a faculty member in Murray State's Department of Social Work; Dave Howe, Murray Police Department's Crime Prevention Sergeant; and Tracy McKinney, co-owner of First Choice Firearms in Murray. State Representative Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville was initially on the panel, but had to cancel to due to scheduling conflicts. Thank you to everyone who wrote to us or called in with questions.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:34:30 +0000 Chad Lampe 28430 at http://wkms.org Gun Control Forum - Full Discussion Online Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday http://wkms.org/post/gun-control-forum-sounds-good-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us for a special one hour Sounds Good forum on Gun Control, with host Chad </span>Lampe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Friday morning panel discussion airs from 11:00 to 12:00 and includes four stake-holders in the current gun control debate, along with your questions.</span></p><p><strong>When: Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m.</strong></p><p><strong>Who:</strong></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:16:57 +0000 Chad Lampe 28311 at http://wkms.org Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday Challenges to Federal Gun Laws Could Find Tough Time in Key Committee http://wkms.org/post/challenges-federal-gun-laws-could-find-tough-time-key-committee <p>A key legislative committee has put off a bill taking aim at federal gun laws. The measure would make it a crime for officers to enforce any national gun restrictions in Tennessee, but there are constitutional questions.</p><p>Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet says the way she sees it, states have a choice about whether federal laws infringe on the right to bear arms.</p><p>She argued her point before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which she chaired just last year. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:06:59 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28304 at http://wkms.org Challenges to Federal Gun Laws Could Find Tough Time in Key Committee