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State Senate Resolution Addresses Virginia Concealed Carry Decision

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Kentucky senate members are expected to consider a joint resolution pertaining to concealed carry regulations in Virginia.  The matter looks to have strong bipartisan support in the 38 member chamber.

On the day republicans in the Kentucky senate released their priority bills, a second amendment issue sparked bipartisan dialogue.  House Minority Floor Leader Ray Jones, a democrat, announced he would file a resolution urging Virginia leaders to rescind plans to stop recognizing Kentucky’s concealed carry permits.  “As we see so many mass shootings and we see terrorist attacks on American soil, I believe that it is vitally important that Americans have the right to protect themselves and their families, and their friends,” said Jones.

Jones says the rule would particularly impact his constituents who live near the Virginia border.  “Every year tens of thousands of law abiding Kentuckians travel to the Commonwealth of Virginia for business, for pleasure, for medical treatment,” Jones added.

House Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer applauded Jones for drawing up the resolution.   “There is still one particular area that we have strong bipartisan agreement with a few exceptions and that is when it comes to the second amendment,” noted Thayer.

The joint resolution regarding concealed carry permits is expected to be introduced in the 38 member state senate Thursday.?

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