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Kentucky Gun Owner's Protection Act Passes Senate!

Friday, March 24, 2006

After surviving proposed amendments by anti-gun legislators in the House, House Bill 290, the "Gun Owner Protection Act," sponsored by Representative Robert Damron (D-39), passed the Senate by a vote of 35-2. Ensuring that the names of Right-to-Carry license holders are not released to the public, HB 290 also allows law-abiding citizens to keep lawfully-transported firearms locked in personal vehicles while parked on company property. It also prohibits government officials from restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners during declared states 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. It will now head to the House for concurrence. Please call your State Representative at (502) 564-8100 and respectfully ask him or her for their continued support of HB 290.

Senate Bill 38, the "Castle Doctrine Bill," sponsored by Senator Richard Roeding (R-11), is expected to pass the House on Friday, March 24. SB 38 is important self-defense legislation protecting the citizens of Kentucky. Please continue to visit http://www.nraila.org for updates!

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.