State lawmakers weigh creating Office of Gun Violence Prevention

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  • Source: Link NKY
  • 11/25/2022

A freshman lawmaker from Louisville is looking to improve gun safety in Kentucky by trying to create an Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

On Tuesday, Rep. Keturah Herron (D-Louisville) spoke about the idea to the Commission on Race and Access to Opportunity and said she plans to introduce a bill in the 2023 session.

“The office will also collect and disseminate data and make recommendations related to gun violence policy and community-based gun violence intervention and prevention programs,” Herron said, elaborating that the office would be similar to the Office of Drug Control Policy.

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