You remember Joe Gerth. He’s the journalismist who was actually smart enough to pass the Kentucky concealed carry test. He really isn’t a fan of his state joining the constitutional carry club.
Somewhere along the way, the National Rifle Association somehow convinced our legislators that we’re safer with more guns — not fewer — and, most recently, that no one really needs to be trained to carry one.
They’ve convinced us that the Kentucky Constitution already allows people to carry guns in public as long as they’re strapped to one’s hips and in clear public view, and that there is no difference if the gun is hidden.
But there is a difference.
If your gun is in public view under the current law, I know one of two things: 1) You’re some sort of a hotshot cowboy who measures his manhood by the piece on his hip, or, 2) You don’t care enough about your own safety and mine to spend a Saturday afternoon in a class to learn about gun safety.
Either way, I know to avoid you.