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Kentucky: Permitless Carry Legislation to be Heard in Senate Committee Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kentucky:  Permitless Carry Legislation to be Heard in Senate Committee Tomorrow

Tomorrow at noon, the Kentucky Senate State and Local Government Committee is scheduled to hear NRA-backed Senate Bill 257.  Sponsored by state Senator Albert Robinson (R-21), SB 257 would allow a law-abiding individual to lawfully carry a concealed handgun for self-defense without needing to first obtain a government-issued license.

This bipartisan legislation recognizes the right of Kentuckians to legally carry a concealed firearm without the requirement of acquiring a Kentucky concealed carry deadly weapons license (CCDW).  SB 257 and its House companion, House Bill 531, are a much-needed update to concealed carry in Kentucky, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to better protect themselves and their loved ones.  This legislation would give Kentuckians the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, gender and/or physical attributes.  HB 531 /SB 257 would also keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit may still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that Kentucky has with other states.

Please contact members of the Senate State and Local Government Committee TODAY and urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 257 when it is heard tomorrow.  You can contact committee members by clicking here or the Take Action button above.

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