State Representative Dwight Kay supports concealed carry for personal reasons. Kay sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which heard testimony from both supporters and opponents of concealed carry Tuesday. He says his daughter was assaulted by a man much bigger than her when she was just 16.
The people fighting for the right to carry say violence will go down once a law is on the books. They say criminals are less likely to attack if they think someone else is armed. But opponents want lawmakers to impose strict restrictions on where people will be able to carry guns, and they also want universal background checks on everyone who applies for a carry permit.