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.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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