The Kentucky House joined the State Senate by passing a bill to allow legal residents to conceal-carry a firearm without a permit. The bill now moves to Governor Matt Bevin’s Desk. If signed the US Constitution’s second amendment becomes the States permission for its law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm.
Kentucky law currently requires people to get a permit before carrying a concealed firearm. The process includes a background check, gun safety training and $60 fee, the Courtier-Journal noted.
If Bevin signs the bill into law, it would remove the permit requirement for anyone who’s at least 21 years old and meets other legal rules for owning a gun.
Having a concealed-carry permit would still be available under the law but it would no longer be mandatory, the Courier-Journal reported.
So, it is not Constitutional Carry for every adult. But it’s a big step in the right direction.
Not Everyone in Law Enforcement is Lovin’ It!
Hey! Would you be surprised to hear that some LEO’s were not behind the change?
The bill was opposed by the Louisville Metro Police Department and the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
The @KYSTATEFOP is opposed to SB150 in its current form. We are supportive of the rights we protect for all citizens but have safety concerns with this bill as it stands. We are concerned this bill could have potentially deadly, unintended consequences. #kyga19 @KYHouseGOP
— KY State FOP (@KYSTATEFOP) March 1, 2019
As opposed to the consequences to unarmed law-abiding citizens who are subjected to the will of criminals who ignore the law? This Bill changes nothing for criminals. But it could mean not being assaulted, raped, or killed to the law-abiding citizen.
Anti-gun laws are anti-safety laws everywhere they are imposed. So, I’m guessing the LEO’s are more concerned about losing their piece of the $60.00 registration fee than “public safety.”