Robert Goforth on Gun Control



Ban weapons in courtrooms and jails

Goforth's House Bill 30 would still ban weapons in courtrooms and jails, but permit holders could carry almost anywhere else, including schools and bars.

"It's a public protection bill. I want to make sure that you're protected wherever you go," Goforth said. "I want to make sure you can protect yourself, your family and others, if need be."

Source: WDRB.org on Kentucky voting record HB30 , Jan 14, 2019

Concealed carry at schools, bars, and businesses

House Bill 30, filed by Rep. Robert Goforth, would scrap most location restrictions for persons with a concealed deadly weapon license, meaning that guns could legally be carried into day care centers and elementary schools, as well as onto college campuses.

The bill would also abolish restrictions preventing people with concealed carry licenses from bringing guns into bars and other private businesses. Those with licenses would also be able to bring concealed weapons into meetings of the General Assembly.

"I'm trying to protect the public," Goforth told the Courier Journal. Goforth said his bill is intended to address a loophole in state law, which allows individuals to carry concealed weapons into bars, restaurants and other private establishments as long as the firearms aren't loaded. "Most people may not realize that the person next to you has a clip in his left pocket and a gun in his right pocket and there's nothing law enforcement can do about it," Goforth said.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on Kentucky voting records: HB30 , Jan 9, 2019

Rated 93% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.

Goforth scores 93% by NRA on pro-gun rights policies

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The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest).

Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010

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