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Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House and Senate and Cross Over

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House and Senate and Cross Over

On Monday, Senate Bill 67 was passed unanimously by the Kentucky state Senate and has crossed over to the House of Representatives for their consideration.  Introduced by state Senator C.B. Embry (R-6), SB 67 would allow citizens more options for firearms training when obtaining a concealed deadly weapons license (CDWL) and would help ease the timeline, cost and process.  SB 67 also includes language that changes firearms safety and training courses offered by the NRA to any national firearms organizations as qualifying classes when applying for a CDWL, and adds Kentucky concealed-carry law education to the new CDWL curriculum offered by a national organization.  This new national organization curriculum would run concurrent with existing Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) courses and would not alter any CDWL renewals or training standards currently in place offered by DOCJT.  SB 67 is awaiting committee referral in the House.

NRA would like to thank Senator Embry for making SB 67 the first bill he sponsored and helped pass in the state Senate this year, and for his continuous support for your Second Amendment rights.

Today, House Bill 91 passed by a 70 to 21 vote in the state House of Representatives and will cross over to the Senate for their consideration.  Introduced by state Representative James Kay (D-56), HB 91 would clarify certain aspects of Kentucky’s charitable gaming statutes and afford groups like the Friends of NRA the opportunity to host more events throughout the state.  HB 91 would also streamline the reporting process for those on the charitable gaming license.  HB 91 is awaiting committee referral in the Senate.

Your NRA-ILA will keep you updated as these bills are assigned to committees.

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