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Kentucky: Senate Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Amended

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kentucky: Senate Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Amended

Today, Senator Robin Webb (D-18) offered a strike and insert amendment to constitutional/permitless carry legislation, Senate Bill 7.  This amendment from Senator Webb is a positive change that will conform SB 7 to House Bill 316.  Both pieces of legislation recognize Kentuckians’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the burdensome requirement of acquiring a Kentucky concealed deadly weapons license.  Please contact your state Senator and state Representative in support of Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 316 by calling 1-800-372-7181.

SB 7 and HB 316, 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.

Your NRA-ILA would like to thank Senator Webb for her amendment and understanding the urgency of this important legislation.

Again, please contact your state Senator and state Representative in support of Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 316 by calling 1-800-372-7181.

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