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Louisville Bar Association, Whitney/Strong Organization Host Mental Health Discussion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Louisville Bar Association is honoring Mental Health Awareness Month by partnering with the Whitney Strong Organization.

During a mental health discussion on Tuesday, the organizations discussed the Crisis Aversion and Rights Retention Bill, bipartisan legislation that allows for the temporary transfer of firearms from someone in crisis to someone they trust. outside the household.

Currently, a temporary transfer can only take place after an individual has proven to be an immediate threat to themselves or their fellow Kentucky people, depending on the justice system.

Whitney/Strong founder Whitney Austin of Louisville has dedicated her life to helping others avoid gun violence through her organization‘s initiative after she was shot 12 times in a mass shooting in Cincinnati in September 2018.

Austin issued the statement Tuesday night after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire and killed at least 18 children and three adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

“I imagine you feel like me in those moments,” Austin said. “The worst of the worst is when our children are shot, our innocent children. Our innocent children don’t deserve to go to school and be shot.

Austin and his team will travel to Washington DC next month to advocate for tougher gun laws in Kentucky.

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