Proposed bill would eliminate requirement for safety course to carry a concealed gun in Kentucky

Proposed bill would eliminate requirement for safety course to carry a concealed gun in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) — A new bill in Kentucky would eliminate requirements to hold a permit or license to carry a handgun. Currently, people wanting to carry a concealed firearm in Kentucky have to receive a permit for their local sheriff’s office. Openly carrying a gun is legal in most part of the state. 00:00 00:00 space play / pause q unload | stop f fullscreen ↑ ↓ volume m mute ← → seek . seek to previous 1 2 … 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Senate bill 150 would eliminate the licensing requirement to carry a concealed deadly weapon. Under current law, in order to receive a carry concealed deadly weapon (CCDW) license, a person must 21 years old, not be a convicted felon and complete and pass a safety class. “We teach a lot of things about firearms safety in the home, on the range, carrying while you’re in public,” said Wayne Whitworth, a CCDW license instructor. “We also do a great deal with securing it if you’ve got children in the house and what to do if a police officer stops you.” But Whitworth, a Marine corps veteran and member of the National Rifle Association, believes establishing constitutional carry is dangerous. “I think this presents a real public danger," he said. "I think it puts the public at risk." Kentucky is already an “open carry” state, meaning a person 21 or older can carry a gun without a permit as long as it’s visible. […]

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