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Kentucky: Important Pro-Gun Bills Headed to Governor Beshear for Signature!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kentucky: Important Pro-Gun Bills Headed to Governor Beshear for Signature!

This week, both Senate Bill 67 and House Bill 91 passed on third reading in their respective chambers and are now headed to Governor Beshear for his signature.  Please contact Governor Beshear and show him the support his constituents have for both SB 67 and HB 91 by politely urging him to sign these bills.

As previously reported, SB 67, introduced by state Senator C.B. Embry (R-6), 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. 

HB 91, introduced by state Representative James Kay (D-56), 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.

Thank you to all of our members for their continued support of SB 67 and HB 91. Their passage could not have been done without your continuous contact. Please contact Governor Beshear today and urge him to sign both SB 67 and HB 91.

Stay tuned to your email and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills and others as the 2015 legislative session progresses.

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