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BPD chief not a fan of conceal carry

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:31:42 CST
By: Charlie Schlenker

As the General Assembly struggles to write a law regulating court mandated concealed carrying of firearms, the Bloomington Police Chief says he has never been a fan of the practice. Randy McKinley hastens to add he supports the second amendment, and notes states that have concealed carry have not become the wild west. But, McKinley questions whether concealed carry delivers the safety advocates suggest.


As a cop, McKinley says he has carried concealed weapons for more than 30 years and it is a huge responsibility.

McKinley says one example is the 1976 killing of trained Bloomington police officer Billy Osborne who had his gun taken away from him and used against him. He says most states have only minimal training required to gain concealed carry. He says additional training could cure some of his concerns.

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