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General Assembly comes to close, passing over 200 bills, including school safety, no-tobacco schools

The General Assembly’s 2019 session came to a close Thursday evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved a school safety measure considered a signature issue of the session.   When the final gavel fell on this year’s 30-day session, the school safety measure had already been effective law for a couple of weeks. Because the measure contained an emergency clause, it took effect as...

Keven Moore: Should human resource managers arm themselves with a firearm; what are the risks?

Headline news of mass shootings has been a part of our society for the past three decades. Many of these incidents are the result of workplace violence, where a disgruntled employee or ex-employee has returned to the workplace to commit such a horrid act of violence. Just a few weeks ago Gary Martin a disgruntled employee, opened fire with a Smith & Wesson on the day he was fired from Henry...

Bill Straub: A man and his guns (enough to get the job done) is example of how we don’t do the job

Over in the lovely old town of Springfield, located smack-dab in the middle of the commonwealth, police this week came across a patriot determined to exercise his rights under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, armed with the sort of firepower the 101st Airborne would have welcomed as it endeavored to fight its way out of Bastogne. This individual, one Matthew Smith, was seen sitting in...

Jeanine Grant Lister: It’s time to pay attention, ask young people what they think of gun violence

In light of the tragic shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it seems that everyone is tut-tutting and wagging their heads over the tragedies. The WHY of these incidents has gotten me to thinking about how to create change. We need to find out why kids…and adults, too…think that a gun is any solution to a problem....

Accidental shootings spike during holiday season with young males at greatest risk

Accidental shootings spike during holidays, especially around Christmas, according to an analysis by USA Today and The Associated Press. Ryan J. Foley and Meghan Hoyer report for AP that last year during the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 59 people were injured and 32 killed as a result of unintentional shootings. AP/USA Today graphic: Accidental shootings per day involving minors...

Keven Moore on Insurance: What you should know about gun ownership and insurance

As I sat comfortably in our family board room (converted living room office) last Saturday morning drinking coffee with my wife and discussing family issues and grateful to have survived the Mayan end of the world prediction, a text came in from my good buddy and Army veteran Mike Hall inviting me to attend the local gun show down at Heritage Hall in Rupp Arena. Within 25 minutes I was out the door...