KY Senators Defeated on Concealed Weapons

Kentucky Senators Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell were on the losing side of a vote today on an amendment to grant citizens with concealed weapons permits in their home state the right to carry those concealed weapons in other states.  The amendment fell two votes short of the 60 votes it needed to pass.

Although it was mostly Republicans backing the amendment, some Democrats joined them, including Indiana’s Evan Bayh.  But Indiana’s other Senator, the Republican Richard Luger, voted against the measure.  Opponents argued the amendment would endanger lives. Supporters argued that current gun laws are confusing.

Kentucky already maintains agreements with other states to allow its residents to carry their concealed weapons there.