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2012 General Assembly
Tue March 13, 2012
House Passes Concealed Weapons for Prosecutors
The Kentucky House has passed a measure giving retired prosecutors special privileges to carry concealed weapons anywhere in the Commonwealth. Representatives voted Monday for the measure now headed to the Senate. Democratic state Representative Bob Damron is sponsor of the bill extending to commonwealth's attorneys and county attorneys the same right already given to retired judges. The measure is intended to allow retired prosecutors to defend themselves if attacked. Kentucky already allows people to carry concealed weapons if they have permits to do so. Damron's measure would allow retired prosecutors to carry them into restricted areas, like courthouses, where the general population wouldn't be permitted to carry guns.