Safety can mean everything for people who live in public housing.
"Some pretty scary people come around here sometimes," said resident Kionna Radford.
Many people who live in homes run by the Housing Authority of Hopkinsville will tell you problems that pop up usually don't come from residents, but outsiders.
That's why mother of two, Tanquise Erivn, isn't surprised some Housing Authority employees want permission to carry weapons.
"I think everybody will like that idea because of the simple fact what goes on around here," Ervin said.
Right now employees with proper permits can leave weapons locked inside their cars while at work. They're asking permission to carry them between the building to their vehicle.
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