Firearms http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Concealed Carry Permit-Holders to Bring Guns into Bars http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-allowing-concealed-carry-permit-holders-bring-guns-bars <p>FRANKFORT — Legislation that would allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms into bars and restaurants is on its way to the Kentucky House.</p><p>The state Senate passed the measure Thursday by a 30 to 4 vote. State Sen. John Schickel says he believes Senate Bill 60 is about the right to defend oneself. He told fellow senators that crime rates and gun-related accidents have fallen since concealed carry laws were established.</p><p>Schickel says there is a reason for gun possession in a bar.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 8660 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Concealed Carry Permit-Holders to Bring Guns into Bars New Albany Gun Buyback Ends Six Hours Early After Funds Run Out http://wfpl.org/post/new-albany-gun-buyback-ends-six-hours-early-after-funds-run-out <p>That didn't take long.</p><p>A New Albany gun buyback program ended in less than two hours Friday after police accepted about 250 firearms and ran out of money.</p><p>"We had a big turnout," said Maj. Keith Whitlow, a New Albany Police spokesman.</p><p>"If we do it again in the future, we can learn from our mistakes ... and try to get more people involved."</p><p>People were lined up hours before the buyback began, he said.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:15:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 3170 at http://wfpl.org New Albany Gun Buyback Ends Six Hours Early After Funds Run Out