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With New Law, Ky. Gun Owners No Longer Need Concealed Carry Permit

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 18:53:08-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Close to 200 laws are taking effect by the end of the month across Kentucky. One bill, Senate Bill 150, allows Kentuckians to carry concealed weapons without an additional permit.

The bill will allow Kentuckians to carry a concealed weapon without a permit or training.

Joshua McFadden teaches gun safety classes, and while he wants every gun owner to be trained he wants people to practice their rights.

“I’m against compelling folks to do things to get a license to operate, to do what they want to do. To practice their rights,” McFadden told LEX 18.

Two law enforcement officers in Powell County believe everyone should have the right to bear arms, but are against this new law.

“Anytime that you pack a firearm, I think that you should be trained. Am I against, you know, everybody packing a gun? No I’m not. But I would truly love for you to be trained,” Deputy Eddie Barnes told LEX 18.

While they disagree on the bill, both McFadden and Deputy Eddie Barnes believe every gun owner should be trained and to know the laws across state lines.