In advocating for a new gun bill that could override the policies of local governments, Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, insulted Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita – though he apparently was trying to make some sort of joke. Senate Bill 65 would authorize state, county and city employees to carry concealed handguns while performing their regular job duties, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. When asked by Faust-Goudeau to explain the motivation behind the bill, Knox said: “I must say, if I was in your home, I think I would want to have a gun. That is to say, you need to view this from the public employee’s point of view and their protection.” Faust-Goudeau responded: “Sen. Knox, I don’t know how I should have taken your comment. I think we should be concerned for all people in the state of Kansas.” – Phillip Brownlee
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