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Senate panel approves bill to allow persons with EPOs to get gun permits quicker

February 27, 2014 | | Comments Comments

HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU

FRANKFORT – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill Thursday to allow persons who obtain a court-issued emergency protective order or a domestic violence order to obtain more quickly a license to carry a gun.

Senate Bill 106, sponsored by Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea, would let the Kentucky State Police issue provisional concealed deadly weapons licenses to such persons for 45 days.

After that, the affected person would obtain a permanent license if he or she got the required training to carry a gun.

State police expect it would take three business days for them to issue a provisional license, since a background check would be needed.

SB 106 now goes to the full Senate for its consideration.

–Jack Brammer

Filed Under: KY General AssemblyState Government

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