Permitless carry laws raise new dilemmas for police officers

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By REBECCA REYNOLDS
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Permitless carry laws in states including Kentucky, Alabama and Texas are creating a dilemma for police officers working the streets: They now have to decide, sometimes in seconds, if someone with the right to carry a gun is a danger.

Advocates of the laws say they make people safer, because the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun.

Opponents say that allowing anyone to carry a gun anywhere makes it more dangerous for ordinary people, and for police officers.

The debate has unfolded as gun violence is on the rise nationwide.

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10/29/2022 6:19:53 PM (GMT -5:00)

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