Courier-Journal Reporter: 'By the end of June, I could be armed and dangerous'

…I had never in my 53 years shot a handgun before Saturday.

Folks in the Kentucky State Senate think I’m overqualified.

If the Senate bill removing educational requirements becomes law, anyone 21 or older who doesn’t have a felony record or a history of domestic violence, hasn’t been committed for drugs, and meets a few other requirements, could carry a concealed firearm — without even the minimum amount of training I received Saturday.

“You think, ‘Hey, I’ve taken the class. I’m ready,’” Marlan Ingram, the instructor who taught my class at Open Range in Crestwood, told the class. “Yeah. You’re not ready.”