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Ky. lawmaker who once accidentally fired gun in Capital Annex leaves parting gift for colleagues

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Photo courtesy: @JimDuPlessisKy (Twitter) Photo courtesy: @JimDuPlessisKy (Twitter)
Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pike County. Photo from Combs' Facebook page. Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pike County. Photo from Combs' Facebook page.
Photo by: @KyHouseDems (Twitter) Photo by: @KyHouseDems (Twitter)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky lawmaker who once accidentally fired her gun in the Capitol Annex left a parting gift for her colleagues as a going away present.

Rep. Leslie Combs was in her office in Jan. 2014 when the gun went off on the opening day of the legislative session. No one was hurt, and the state police determined that the round did not go outside her office. No charges were filed and Combs, who held a concealed-carry permit, apologized for the incident, saying the gun went off as she was attempting to unload it.

Today Combs, who is not seeking re-election, bid farewell to the Kentucky House, giving each of her colleagues a special memento: a card with her name on it, the state seal, and a bullet taped to it.

As Rep. Jim DuPlessis noted on his Twitter page, "I love [a] person with a sense of humor. Leslie Combs had this on all our desks today as a going away gift."

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