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Kentucky: Senate Committee to Act on NRA-Backed Bill Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NRA-backed Senate Bill 150, sponsored by state Senator Brandon Smith (R-30), will be considered by the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee tomorrow at 9 a.m.  This bill is critical to your inherent right to self-defense as it eliminates several discriminatory and arbitrary provisions in Kentucky’s current concealed carry laws that may prevent you or your loved ones from obtaining a Concealed Deadly Weapons License (CDWL).

Specifically, SB 150 would make the following changes to Kentucky’s concealed carry laws:

  • Repeals the residency requirement for CDWL applicants.  Currently, one must be a Kentucky resident for at least six months before filing an application to obtain a CDWL.
  • Removes the residency requirement for members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are assigned to a military post in Kentucky.  Currently, a member of the Armed Forces must be assigned a post for six months or longer in order to file a CDWL application.
  • Reduces the length of time from 90 days to 30 days the Department of Kentucky State Police has to approve or deny an application for a CDWL.

Please contact members of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support SB 150.  As a law-abiding citizen, you should not be victimized by Kentucky’s antiquated concealed carry law!  Contact information for committee members is provided below or by clicking here.

Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-14), Chairman (502) 564-8100 Ext. 623
Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-3), Vice Chairman (502) 564-8100 Ext. 622 Email
Senator Perry B. Clark (D-37)   (502) 564-8100 Ext. 715 Email
Senator Carroll Gibson (R-5) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 644  Email
Senator Ernie Harris (R-26)  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 605  Email
Senator Christian McDaniel (R-23) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 615  Email
Senator Dennis Parrett (D-10)   (502) 564-8100 Ext. 645    Email
Senator Jerry P. Rhoads (D-6)  (502) 564-2470  Email
Senator Albert Robinson (R-21)  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 604   Email
Senator Kathy W. Stein (D-13)  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 608
Senator Mike Wilson (R-32)  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 717 Email

Your NRA-ILA will be monitoring and reporting on this and other bills of importance throughout this legislative session.  Please continue to check your e-mail and for important updates.


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