Kentucky gun owners can obtain concealed-carry permits faster under a new online application process that critics view as dangerous but others say pays heed to Second Amendment rights.
process requires state police to either issue or deny a license within
15 days of receiving an electronic application — down from the 60-day
processing period allowed for paper applications.
Rep. Jim Wayne, a Louisville Democrat opposed to the new rules, says
state police are already hurting for personnel and that having officials
process applications within 15 days could result in mistakes, such as
approving permits for people with criminal histories.
"They are so overloaded and they should have the leeway to not be pressed to get this job done," he said.