After amendments proposed by anti-gun legislators were defeated, 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 Right-to-Carry 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), passed the full House on Friday, February 24, by a vote of 84 to 4. Please contact your State Senator and ask him or her to support HB 236, and oppose all amendments. All members of the Kentucky General Assembly can be reached at (502) 564-8100.