Testifying against conceal carry on college campuses

Today I testified against Kentucky Rep. Savannah Maddox’s House Bill 542 which intends to allow students (or anyone) to conceal carry a gun on Kentucky’s college campuses.

The insanity of such a bill — which passed easily out of committee with the GOP supermajority — in which no training or experience with firearms is required, is just beyond the pale.

I just found out about this bill at 11:00 last night and ran as fast I could to the Capitol this morning to beg them to vote no.

This was originally filed a as a shell bill. You can see by the ticker below the photo that they snuck it in under the radar by claiming it regards “workforce development.” This absurd and dangerous bill is an embarrassment for the Kentucky Republican legislature and will endanger our students, faculty, and staff on campus.