Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Constitutional Carry Bill Signing Ceremony

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Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Constitutional Carry Bill Signing Ceremony

Fairfax, VA – -( National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris W. Cox joined Gov. Matt Bevin at a ceremonial bill signing Thursday morning for SB 150, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

“I would like to thank Gov. Bevin for his leadership on this critical self-defense initiative. Today was a celebration of freedom for the law-abiding people of Kentucky,” said Cox. “Constitutional carry is a common sense measure that allows law-abiding citizens to exercise their fundamental right of self-protection in the manner that best suits their needs.”

Also in attendance were sponsors of the legislation including Senators Damon Thayer, Brandon Smith, and Representative Savannah Maddox.

Kentucky is now the 16th state to recognize constitutional carry joining Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

“NRA members in Kentucky should thank Gov. Bevin, the sponsors of the legislation, and all those who voted to make it easier for law-abiding Kentuckians to protect themselves and their families,” concluded Cox.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

  • 21 thoughts on “Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Constitutional Carry Bill Signing Ceremony

    1. As a resident of Kentucky I applaud this! No more dollars to the State and local Government for my right to carry. We members of the NRA have worked hard to get this by writing our Senators and Representatives. It starts at the grass root level folks. And please don’t blame the NRA for folks who elect anti gun people to public office in their State. The NRA tries to get people out to vote and can’t be blamed for election results.

        1. ALL states already MUST recognize permits/licenses and the lack of a need for such per Article 4, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Citizens visiting OTHER states are entitled to freely enjoy any rights, privileges and immunities of the state(s) they are visiting that they do not possess in their home state, per Section 2 of Article 4. Now LET’S HOLD THEM TO IT!

    2. I guess this may show some of the NRA haters what the NRA is trying to do. It starts at the State level folks and don’t blame the NRA for people who vote anti gun idiots into office either. The NRA tries to get out the vote and supports pro gun candidates. If you don’t vote and try to persuade other pro gun people to vote you are part of the problem. Yes, I put my money where my mouth is, I’m a Benefactor/Life and Golden Eagles member of the NRA and am also a member of the South Central Kentucky Friends of the NRA and serve on the organizational committee. You get what you work for! Thanks Governor Bevin and the NRA from a Kentucky resident!

    3. For centuries, perhaps to this day, the Swiss required every household to own a rifle foe the little nation’s defense. I have not heard of any gun crimes in Switzerland.

      1. All men are required to serve the military. 2M firearms in a country of just over 8M people. In 2016, reported to have 47 firearm related deaths. (That would equate to roughly 4000 for our population)
        I mean, what more evidence do you want?

        I am a huge fan of required military or civic service. I think all men and women should be required to put in two years.

      2. Not rifles, they are select-fire submachine guns in 9mm for every HOUSEHOLD. Each adult (male, at least) citizen is to have a 9mm pistol and have it ON THEM at all times. They are required to drill and qualify with these weapons annually and keep a minimum 1,000 rounds of ammo on hand, which, I believe, is also supplied by the government. Those guys dressed up and dancing and clogging for the tourists are strapped, people!

    4. Missouri introduced a Bill that requires every person between 18- 35 to purchase an AR15 within a year. They get a tax break, and are automatically in the State Militia. That seems “Well Regulated” to me.

          1. Tomcat, you are right about that. The media focused only on his blackface days in college. They never mentioned his comments on what would happen to a baby after it survived an abortion.

            1. Heed ,you are right. I meant to say, his comment about what would happen to an unwanted baby after birth.

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