Kentucky: Permitless Carry Legislation Introduced

by NRA-ILA  |  published on March 2, 2016

Today, House Bill 531 was introduced by state Representatives Hubert Collins (D-97) and Jody Richards (D-20). HB 531 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 legislation has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration, and your NRA-ILA expects a Senate version of HB 531 to be introduced later this week.

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). HB 531 is 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 would also keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that Kentucky has with other states.

  • Rich Finn

    These bills, outlaw a firearm in the car while dropping off my kids at school, which is legal now, as long as the firearm never leaves the automobile. These Bills will make this currently law abiding activity a Felony.

    Also outlaws carrying concealed in posted premises, with tiered fines and escalating to arrest at third offense, there is no penalty now, except tresspass may be charged if patron refuses.

    Allows all towns and cities in KY. to post any building administered by a local government as no gun zones, currently a uniform, state law dictates prohibitted places.
    This is haphazard legislation.

    No longer recognizes any and all, other States firearms permits, and KY may lose reciprocity with some other states because KSP will have the new responsibility created, of negotiating reciprocal agreements between the other states.
    Virginia Citizens recently encountered a debacle over this same issue.

  • Harvey817

    I have been unable to find anything in our Constitution that says we have to have government permission to bear arms. There is nothing within it that: bans guns based in looks, color or magazine capacities or based on liberal anti gun rhetoric!
    The only ones than thrive based on illegal gun laws are outlaws, criminals fir the ,is information people.
    You have a Constitutionsl Right to not like anything Including guns and everything else. Your Right to not like or to like things DOES NOT trump my RIGHTS to like to dislike anything! If you do not want to be armed then that it fine with me. I prefer to be armed and be able to properly defend myself, my family and even the ones like Odamna that are nit properly able to defend themselves when the criminals attack.
    It sure would be great fir America if students of all ages were required to study our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
    Our government under Odamna has been just short ot tyranny. Time to get our country back on CONSTITUTIONAL operations where congress makes law nit the president.
    Congress is corrupt and must be cleansed. Term limits would be a huge step in correcting the corruption and making congress have to live by the laws they had passed!, insider trading is illegal for us but these greedy people passed an illegal law enabling them to get rich quick.
    Wake up ” WE THE PEOPLE”.

  • obama

    Another state to avoid. The fools are slowly taking over as America sinks to its lowest level of stupidity day by day.

    • Ken says

      Don’t do Kentucky any favors. You had better find a “safe place”

      • obama

        My family is from Kentucky. The state has never valued education. Now the stupid have taken over. From the new tea party governor to the county clerk who refused to do her job and prefers to discriminate. To their favorite idiot, Mitch McConnell. What a shame. Kentucky is a beautiful place. Just now it is also a place to be shot due to NRA and Republican foolhardiness

        • Ken says

          You are dead nuts on until you get to your final sentence – then you blow it by turning unAmerican and Liberal as the RINOs.

          • The Redhawk

            BULLS EYE!! THE BALLS FREE MORON is a Wanna BE ANARCHIST without the Gonads to act on it…

        • The Redhawk

          they both are (D) ….GET IT????
          THE BHOZO wants GUN Control and these tools do what????

        • motleyalaskan

          I have to jump in here again Obam….I graduated from Union College..the first college in the Appalachian Mts.and they most certainly DID care about our education…..They also are one of the poorest States…Maybe you’re just naturally stupid….

      • The Redhawk

        any Sanctuary CITY will take it in…

    • The Redhawk

      You do not like meting my 9MM…..GOOD stay in the Place where THUGS can Steal your car with GUN IN HAND
      OBAMA SUX

      • obama

        You are stupid to think that you need a gun. You must feel pretty inadequate

        • The Redhawk

          Well Let me just say that 5 yeras in the USMC where I learned to Shoot various Guns to keep my COUNTRY Safe from Invaders, Anarchist and my Country Enemies and still wanting to keep my FAMILY Safe from ANARCHISTS like I saw in Ferguson and ( BTW WERE YOU THERE??) Baltimore makes me stupid and Insecure in the EYES of a PUKE LIKE YOU….THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT A=S WIPE!

          • obama

            It is obvious that you should no longer have any weapons, when you can insult a person that disagrees with you, calling them a puke. You really need help with your temper.

          • Ken says

            BoBo – find a safe place.

          • motleyalaskan

            You really need help with your ignorance…

        • The Redhawk

          Well Let me just say that 5 years in the USMC where I learned to Shoot various Guns to keep my COUNTRY Safe from Invaders, Anarchist and my Country Enemies and still wanting to keep my FAMILY Safe from ANARCHISTS like I saw in Ferguson and ( BTW WERE YOU THERE??) Baltimore makes me stupid and Insecure in the EYES of a PUKE LIKE YOU….THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT A=S WIPE!
          BESIDES I enjoy Still going on a range for Target practice….wanna SEE???

    • SeemsToMe

      Would these be the fools that agree with the fools who wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights and the fool citizens who ratified it? Those fools?

      • obama

        Kim Davis should have been recalled. She refused to do the job she was elected to do. Period. If you refused to do your job, youd be fired. And the 2nd amendment applied only to having guns in a well regulated militia. Get it straight.

      • obama

        I’m speaking of the fools of the tea party that misinterpret the Constitution

        • The Redhawk

          I did not KNOW that BHO-ZO the CLOWN ( aka the Imam Barry of the WHITE MOSQUE)was a member of the TEA Party you PUKE!

          • obama

            You do have a hate issue, don’t you? Obama has been a good president despite unprecedented obstructionism from the Republicans. Too bad your level of hatred and bigotry does not allow you to see what you have. All you want to do is call people names.

        • motleyalaskan

          The Founding Fathers were very clear …Go read the Federalist Papers….oh yeah…FYI..Alexander Hamilton married a direct relative of mine, and he’s in there talking too….Go learn something!

      • The Redhawk

        To this A-S WIPE the FOOLS are THOSE ANARCHISTS that MISSED to BUSSES TO GO LOOT AND BURN FERGUSON and BALTIMORE .. That is the CONSTITUTION that OBAMA STUDIED

      • motleyalaskan

        Obam…I’m a 68 year old widow living alone in a remote semi Urban area outside a small town in Alaska. I’ve been here over 40 years… We have all the woes the rest of you do….My noble ancestors were dying for our freedoms before we even had a standing army…and one..a Civil War Surgeon from Jersey( I’m an 11th gen Jersey gal) who wrote our latest Geneology wrote very clearly in his intro. that there were “Tyrants from without AND within this great Nation, and why the 2nd Amendment is so vital. I WILL NOT lose my guns…..in fact I want the same weapons the LEO carries! Don’t come to Alaska then, because we have one of the strongest State Constitutions and have always had CC with no permit needed. We’re ALL keeping our guns…come what may!

        • SeemsToMe

          You do make me proud and thanks for speaking up.

          (BTW, Anchorage, Selawik, and Palmer 1970) 🙂

  • TeaTephi

    It is ironic that KY introduces a bill to tell me what Bill of Rights and KY Constitution all ready tells me.
    The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed Kentucky, 1779 again 1850

  • Cory Schober

    Another state joins America welcome back from Barakistan

    • The Redhawk

      BOTH MORONS are of the (D) DESPICABLE PARTY OF HYPOCRITES…

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