The Kentucky Senate recently passed new legislation that mandates all resource officers in Kentucky to carry a handgun. On Monday, the bill was passed in the senate with a 34-1 vote, and is now headed to the house. The new bill was first introduced to the state senate back on January 13, 2020. The bill was introduced following a deadly school shooting in Marshall County that took the lives of two students and wounded several others. If this new bill would pass it would amend the real meaning to having school resource officers. The new bill would also specify the facilities that are mandated to have school resource officers. The law would mandate officers to have a gun.