Governor Bevin signs permitless conceal carry bill into law

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Published: Mar. 11, 2019 at 5:47 PM EDT
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Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law Monday.

The bill allows Kentuckians legally allowed to own a gun to conceal carry without a permit within Kentucky. The state already allowed gun owners to carry openly.

Those wanting to conceal out-of-state will still need to get a conceal carry permit.

“On behalf of the NRA's five million members, we would like to thank Governor Bevin for his leadership on this critical issue," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action. "This law 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."

Opponents worry lawmakers were too quick to pass the bill.

The law goes into effect in late June.

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