January 8, 2014

Kentucky Democrat Rep. Discharges Gun at Capital

The common sense of Democratic Rep. Leslie Combs of Pikeville is being called into question, as the lawmaker discharged a gun in her Capitol Annex office. It was said to be an accident, but it does suggest irresponsibility at best, and recklessness at worst.

Fellow Democrat Rep. Jeff Greer, Brandenburg, was in the office at the time of the gun being fired, and his description of what happened wasn't flattering to Combs.

He said: "She was emptying the weapon and she thought that it was empty and pointed it away and down and pulled the trigger and it went off." Even a child with a little gun safety training knows not to pull the trigger of a firearm in a public place or around people. But to do it without checking the chamber is reckless.

According to Kentucky State Police Sgt. Jason Palmer, at this time there is no evidence of Combs participating in criminal activity, and no charges are expected to be filed.

Larue County Register totally backs the Second Amendment and the conceal-carry law of the state, but Combs should be required to participate in a gun safety class to learn how to handle a firearm.

It is concerning to see someone making decisions on behalf of the people of Kentucky pull the trigger on her weapon in a public place and discharge it. That's especially true at the capital. Her cluelessness points to questions as to being suitable for her office.

One organization has called for Combs to resign because of her actions.

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