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