A Bowling Green resident who has been an instructor for concealed carry permits says President’s Obama’s executive actions on guns announced Jan. 5 are unnecessary.
Mark Dunnegan says stricter background checks on gun sales aren’t needed, especially in Kentucky.
“I feel very confident that Kentucky has a very good system of background checks," says Dunnegan. "The NCIC check is a sufficient method, in my opinion, of making sure that those who shouldn’t have guns, don’t have guns.”
He believes increased background checks will hurt law-abiding gun owners.
"I do believe the push to regulate guns is not the solution," he says. "I know the general public and the citizens here in the U.S. are upset and concerned. However, stricter regulations on law-abiding citizens wouldn't be the answer. It would only make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to protect their homes, protect their land, and protect their families."
Dunnegan and his wife both previously taught classes for those who want to get concealed carry permits.
Meanwhile, a Bowling Green woman whose son survived a gunshot wound is praising President Obama’s speech on guns.