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Two Important Kentucky Pro-Gun Bills March Forward!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today! 

Two bills of importance to Kentucky’s gun owners and sportsmen are currently on the move in Frankfort.

House Bill 453 passed the House on Tuesday, March 16 by a vote of 92-4.  It is now en route to the Senate for a committee assignment.

Authored by State Representative Will Coursey (D-6), HB453 would allow an individual to carry a loaded or unloaded firearm in an enclosed compartment originally installed by the manufacturer in a motor vehicle.  The firearm would not be considered a concealed firearm under state law.

House Bill 542, introduced by State Representative Terry Mills (D-24), was passed by the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, as well.  HB542 now heads to the House floor for consideration.

This bill would direct the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to include a voter registration application form as part of an application for a hunting license or permit.  In addition, HB542 would also provide that any change of address form submitted for purposes of a hunting license or permit would serve as a change of address for voter registration.  Hunter-Voter legislation will encourage sportsmen’s involvement in the political process and is an important method for preserving Kentucky’s outdoor heritage. 

Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB453.  Also, please contact your State Representative to voice your support for HB542.  Contact information for your State Legislators can be found by clicking here.

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