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Kentucky Gun Owner Protection Act and Castle Doctrine Legislation Update!

Friday, February 17, 2006

After defeating amendments proposed by anti-gun legislators, House Bill 290, the “Gun Owner Protection Act,” sponsored by Representative Carolyn Belcher (D-72), passed the full House by a vote of 89-7. 

 

This critical legislation ensures the names of concealed firearm license holders are not released to the public.  It allows law-abiding citizens to keep lawfully-transported firearms locked in their personal vehicles while parked on company property.  HB 290 also prohibits government officials from regulating lawful firearm ownership during a state of emergency.  An NRA-backed amendment was adopted allowing concealed firearm license holders to use their license as a substitute for the background check on gun purchases, as it is done in 19 other states.  This important legislation now moves to the Senate.  Please contact your State Senators and ask them to support HB 290, the “Gun Owner Protection Act.” 

 

House Bill 236, “Castle Doctrine” legislation, sponsored by Representative J.R. Gray (D-6), is scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 22.  Please contact your State Representative and ask him or her to support HB 236, as introduced.  At least two anti-gun amendments are being proposed that are intended to defeat this important self-defense legislation. 

 

Senate Bill 12, “School Property Posting” legislation, sponsored by Senator Katie Kratz Stein (R-24), should receive a full Senate vote next week. This bill prohibits the prosecution of gun owners who unknowingly wander onto property owned by a public or private school if it is not properly posted pursuant to current law, which requires the posting of school property. 

 

However, if a school ignores this legal requirement, gun owners may still be prosecuted for a felony offense when possessing a firearm on the property.  Please contact your Senator and ask him or her to vote to support SB 12 and oppose all amendments.  All members of the Kentucky General Assembly can be reached at (502) 564-8100.

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