Beshear unsure what laws could have prevented Colorado massacre, says Kentucky will continue to review gun laws

07/23/2012 01:16 PM

While Aurora Colorado joined the list of cities in the United States to fall victim to a mass shooting Friday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said Monday he’s not sure what legislation could have prevented the rampage.

Beshear spoke with Pure Politics at an event in downtown Louisville, and when asked if he would look into Kentucky’s gun laws Beshear said he was unsure what difference a change to gun laws would have done in Colorado.

“I’m not really sure what laws could’ve prevented what happened in Colorado,” Beshear said. “We’re always reviewing our laws to make sure that folks are safe in our state.”

Gov. Beshear said his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and survivors of the tragedy, but was thankful Kentucky has not had a similar tragedy befall the state.

“Fortunately we haven’t had those kind of events here, but what a tragedy that is,” Beshear said.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm joined cn|2 in December 2011 as a reporter for Pure Politics. He is now the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics. Throughout his career, Nick has covered several big political stories up close, including interviewing President Barack Obama on the campaign trail back in 2008. Nick says he loves being at the forefront of Kentucky politics and working with the brightest journalists in the commonwealth. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@twcnews.com.

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