Permission Not Required: “Constitutional Carry” Bill Introduced in Kentucky House

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2017) – A so-called  “Constitutional Carry” bill prefiled in the Kentucky House of Representatives would make it legal for most Kentuckians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.

Rep.  C. Wesley Morgan (R-Richmond) pre-filed BR172 in August. The legislation would allow persons 21 or older, and not otherwise prohibited by other laws, to carry concealed weapons without a license. Individuals would be allowed to carry concealed without a permit anyplace license holders can currently carry. Kentucky law stipulates a number of places where it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon including hospitals, police stations, courthouses, government meetings and areas primarily dedicated to selling alcoholic beverages for consumption. These restrictions would remain in place under the proposed law.

BR172 would still allow Kentucky residents to obtain a license so they can carry in states that have conceal carry reciprocity with the state.

A similar bill was introduced in the Kentucky Senate during the 2017 legislative session but it was never brought up for a vote in the full Senate.

While constitutional carry bills do not directly affect federal gun control, widespread passage of permitless conceal carry …

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