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Governor Patton signs HB 97

Friday, April 26, 2002

House Bill 97 was signed into law by Governor Paul Patton (D) on April 26th.  HB 97 makes several important changes to Kentucky`s Right to Carry laws:  businesses must now post signs if they don`t allow firearms in order to keep permit holders from inadvertently breaking the law, and the carry of ammunition is now explicitly protected (creative anti-gunners had tried to ban ammunition in some places in an effort to thwart carry permit holders).  Additionally, this measure creates criminal penalties for RTC instructors who provide permits without training. Thanks to all the legislators who supported HB 97 and to Governor Patton for being a true friend to the gun owners of Kentucky.

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