Unlicensed gun ownership

Senate Bill Number: 
150

Senate Bill 150 would allow concealed weapons to be carried by someone over 21 without a concealed carry license – meaning no required gun safety training, no background checks, no records to aid police in investigations.

More info: "Kentucky Senate rolls over for NRA" (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sens. Smith, Thayer + 9 Republicans

SB 150 was introduced on February 11 and put on the fast track, passing both the Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committe and the full Senate, 29-8,  just three days later. It is now in the House Judiciary Committee.

On February 27, SB 150 passed the House Judiciary Committee, 12-8 with 3 abstentions, after pleas from police and mothers of children killed by guns not to do so (see how committee members voted). After a long debate and the rejection of several amendments that would have made Kentuckians safer, on March 1 the House approved SB 150, 59-37. The bill was signed into law by Governor Bevin on March 11.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes