Less than a month after the unpermitted carrying of hidden firearms was signed into law in South Dakota, similar legislation is set to be heard in the Kentucky Senate.
SB 150, by Republican Senator Brandon Smith and cosponsored by eight of his GOP colleagues, would, simply, allow anyone over the age of 21 who’s allowed to own a firearm to carry that weapon - concealed - with no license at all times. It mimics not only the South Dakota law, but other so-called “Constitutional Carry” bills LEAP Forward is tracking in South Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma.
The Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Transportation Committee will hold hearings on this bill this week on the anniversary of the Parkland shooting - Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
LEAP Forward is grading action on this legislation and scoring opposition.