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Kentucky: House to Introduce Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kentucky: House to Introduce Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Your NRA-ILA has learned that the leaders of the Kentucky House of Representatives will introduce their own constitutional/permitless carry bill.  With a short 2017 legislative session in Kentucky, constitutional/permitless carry legislation must not be delayed.  It is of the utmost importance that this bill be scheduled for a hearing as soon as possible!  With your help this can happen.

It is critical you contact your State Senator and State Representative and urge them to support the new constitutional/permitless carry bill.   Please contact your state Senator and Representative by calling 1-800-372-7181.

This constitutional/permitless carry legislation would allow any law-abiding individual who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Kentucky without having to obtain a permit to do so.  This bill recognizes a law-abiding adult’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses.  Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate.  Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.  Additionally, this constitutional/permitless carry legislation would keep the current permitting system in place so individuals who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that Kentucky has with other states.

Again, please call 1-800-372-7181 and click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Senator and state Representative.  Urge them to SUPPORT constitutional/permitless carry legislation that needs to be heard right away!

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