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Kentucky Gay Rights Group Seeks Additional Security Measures

Ludovic Bertron, via Wikimedia Commons

The leader of a gay rights group in Kentucky has asked officials to consider providing more security at places that cater to the gay community after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  

Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman says that it would be prudent to take extra precautions.

His request is in response to the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday that left 49 victims dead. The shooter was gunned down by police.

A spokesman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's office said officials aren't aware of any increased threats locally, but would take any needed action to provide safety.

Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says additional law enforcement protection will be discussed with business owners who express concerns.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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