Lawmaker fires handgun in Kentucky Capitol: ‘I am a gun owner… It happens’
A Kentucky lawmaker has confirmed that she accidentally discharged a handgun in her Capitol office on Tuesday.
State Rep. Leslie Combs (D) told WHAS that she was unloading the gun in her Capitol annex office when it discharged. A bookcase was struck by a bullet after it ricocheted off the floor.
Democratic state Rep. Jeff Greer was also in the room but was not injured in the shooting.
“I don’t want to use it anymore,” Combs explained to reporters on Wednesday.
“I thought it was totally clear,” she said. “I am a gun owner. It happens.”
Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo (D) asked Kentucky State Police to investigate the incident.
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