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Government
4:25 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Lawmaker Accidentally Discharges Gun in Capitol Office: No One Injured

Representative Leslie Combs
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A Kentucky lawmaker accidentally discharged her firearm in her Capitol office.

Democratic Rep. Leslie Combs says in a statement that she accidentally fired her 380 Ruger semi-automatic pistol while attempting to unload it today. 

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Politics
2:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Conway Comments On U.S. Senate Gun Bill

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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.  And, with many mental health care providers already under a financial strain, Jack Conway said inputting all that data can be a hardship.

“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.

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Politics
8:40 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits

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.

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Government
8:49 am
Thu January 3, 2013

IL Senate Committee Approves Gun, Magazine Restrictions

An Illinois Senate committee has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.  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.

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Government
9:04 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Governor Haslam Says Gun Legislation Still Up in the Air

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it’s too early to tell whether the defeat of House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart in last week’s primary will cause lawmakers to usher through a gun bill championed by the National Rifle Association.  The NRA poured more than $86,000 into the Maggart race, claiming she was instrumental in blocking legislation to guarantee employees the right to store weapons in vehicles parked at work, regardless of the business owner’s wishes.  Haslam has said he supports the measure, but only with exceptions built in for large employers.

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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
7:51 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws

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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.  The NRA's chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, has demanded in a letter to state lawmakers that the original bill be adopted without any changes.   The measure is roundly opposed by business groups and the state's police chiefs on the basis that it would infringe on property rights and raise safety concerns.