Kentucky Pushes Bill To Allow Firearms On College Campuses

  • A bill currently being considered in Kentucky would prohibit public colleges and universities from banning guns on campus.
  • House Bill 542, proposed on Tuesday and approved on party lines through committee to be sent to the Kentucky House floor, would allow anyone over the age of 21 to carry a gun at public colleges and universities and would prevent the schools from enacting a ban, WKYT-TV reported.
  • “Banning firearms on campus is clearly not a deterrent for those who would willingly harm others,” Republican state Rep. Savannah Maddox, a sponsor of the bill, told the House Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection. “Yet it ensures innocent victims are defenseless in the face of the unthinkable.”