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Senate approves bill to arm retired prosecutors

The Associated Press

Retired prosecutors could carry concealed weapons to protect themselves even in restricted locations, including courthouses, under a bill approved by the Senate on Monday.

The measure now goes back to the House for final passage.

The proposal extends to county and commonwealth's attorneys a privilege already extended to retired judges.

Kentucky already allows people to carry concealed weapons if they have permits to do so. Democratic state Rep. Damron's measure would allow the prosecutors to take guns where the general population can't.

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The legislation is House Bill 171.