Earlier this week, Governor Matt Bevin signed House Bill 417 into law. Sponsored by state Representative Robert Benvenuti (R-88), HB 417 received proposed changes to it while being considered in the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee. The substituted version makes two important changes for concealed carry training in Kentucky.
The first change removes a dangerous provision that requires students in a training class to clean their guns in a class setting. This was a potentially hazardous practice in a group/classroom setting, as class members would have difficulty keeping the firearms pointed in a safe direction while cleaning, as they are taught to always do. This change requires a demonstration by the instructor, which is much safer in a group setting. The second change establishes parameters for organizations like, but not limited to, the NRA which may train and certify firearms instructors to teach safety courses to concealed deadly weapons permit applicants.
Your NRA-ILA would like to thank Governor Bevin for signing and the Legislature for passing HB 417. Special thanks to Senator Albert Robinson (R-21), Senator Ray Jones (D-31), and the leadership of both chambers.