Rep. Who Accidentally Fired Gun In State Capital Urges Gun Safety
Kentucky State Rep. Leslie Combs says she carries her gun for safety, but that wasn’t the word that came to mind when it accidentally fired in the state capital Tuesday. Now she’s issued a statement urging gun safety.
On Tuesday, I accidentally discharged a firearm in my legislative office in the Capitol Annex. No one was hurt or in harm’s way, and I followed standard safety procedures when this accident occurred. The incident was investigated by the Kentucky State Police’s legislative detail, which confirmed that ‘no evidence was located that demonstrated any portion of the round traveled outside of Rep. Combs’ office.’
I obtained my concealed-carry permit several years ago to better protect my safety, as I travel widely and sometimes at night. I strongly support our Second Amendment rights and our state’s concealed-carry law, and believe just as strongly that gun safety and education must be part of that equation. I urge everyone to be extremely cautious with their firearm. I know from personal experience how easy it is to discharge a firearm accidentally.