NRA http://wkms.org en 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 Conway Comments On U.S. Senate Gun Bill http://wkms.org/post/conway-comments-us-senate-gun-bill <p></p><p>When conducting a background check on a person buying a gun, Kentucky’s Attorney General said they’re still limited by the information available in the system.&nbsp; And, with many mental health care providers already under a financial strain, Jack Conway said inputting all that data can be a hardship.</p><p>“Not only do those agencies have to provide mental health services, they have to interface with the data bases and law enforcement and provide the information and make sure it gets captured, make certain it’s available to people that need to access the information," He said. "So, we’re in the process of looking, making certain that all of our information is getting into the system,” said Conway. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:39:14 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 30755 at http://wkms.org Conway Comments On U.S. Senate Gun Bill Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits http://wkms.org/post/ramsey-against-nra-backed-sealing-carry-permits <p></p><p>Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is opposing a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block public access to the state's handgun carry permits. Ramsey says the ability to scrutinize the identities of people with handgun carry permits strengthens gun advocates' arguments that they are worthy of carrying loaded firearms in public. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28189 at http://wkms.org Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits IL Senate Committee Approves Gun, Magazine Restrictions http://wkms.org/post/il-senate-committee-approves-gun-magazine-restrictions <p></p><p>An Illinois Senate committee has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.&nbsp; The bills are now on their way to the full Senate. One measure bans the sale of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. People who already own such weapons can keep them, but they will have to register them. The second proposal would limit ammunition magazines to 10 or fewer rounds. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:49:25 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26350 at http://wkms.org IL Senate Committee Approves Gun, Magazine Restrictions Governor Haslam Says Gun Legislation Still Up in the Air http://wkms.org/post/governor-haslam-says-gun-legislation-still-air <p></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:04:21 +0000 Todd Hatton 20480 at http://wkms.org Governor Haslam Says Gun Legislation Still Up in the Air Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-and-nra-fighting-over-parking-lot-gun-laws <p>The National Rifle Association is at odds with Tennessee Republican leaders over proposed limitations to a bill requiring employers allow workers to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots. &nbsp;The NRA&#39;s chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, has demanded in a letter to state lawmakers that the original bill be adopted without any changes.&nbsp;&nbsp; The measure is roundly opposed by business groups and the state&#39;s police chiefs on the basis that it would infringe on&nbsp;property rights and raise safety concerns. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:51:34 +0000 Associated Press 17173 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws