Kentucky Democratic state Reps. Hubert Collins and Jody Richards have introduced House Bill 531, which would deregulate the state’s concealed-carry permitting system so law-abiding gun owners could legally carry concealed handguns without first obtaining a government-issued permit. While Kentucky grants open carry of a firearm, this bipartisan legislation expands that right by allowing citizens the ability to carry a firearm as each sees fit, such as under a jacket or in a purse. The legislation will still recognize reciprocity agreements in other states for all permit holders.
The bill is currently in the House Judiciary Committee, and a Senate version of HB 531 is expected soon.
Use Your Power!
Kentucky gun owners are encouraged to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee today and urge them to support HB 531. Contact committee members here.