Ky. council passes resolution for 3 day waiting period for gun buyers

FT. THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Council members in Fort Thomas have passed a resolution that calls for a three-day waiting period for anyone buying a gun in Kentucky.

Fort Thomas council member Ken Bowman proposed the resolution saying that three days would allow for a "cooling off period" to prevent violent shootings.

On the other side of the issue, Council member Tom Lampe is opposed to the idea. Lampe suggest that a waiting period might have a negative effect for citizens who need a gun for personal protection.

The resolution stems from an act of violence that rocked the Ft. Thomas community back in August, when DJ Mathis purchased a handgun just one day before he used it to shoot his estranged wife Alisha Waters. He then turned the gun on himself.

Surveillance video from the gun store Triggers in Florence reveals it only took Mathis 25 minutes to get a gun following a background check.

Council members say the resolution will go to Frankfort for consideration.

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