Kentucky's Gov. Matt Bevin says he will sign concealed carry bill into law

Published: Mar. 1, 2019 at 4:50 PM MST
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Kentucky's Gov. Matt Bevin will sign the concealed carry bill passed by the state lawmakers on Friday.

"This is a constitutional carry," he told GrayDC during an interview at the CPAC conference Friday evening. Bevin said he is a concealed carry gun holder himself.

The legislation, supported by the National Rifle Association, passed in the state House 60-37. It would let people carry a concealed gun without a permit or training, which is currently required.

"It recognizes the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, that's really it. It doesn't break new ground," he said.

The Governor issued a message to those who are against the concealed carry legislation.

"And for those people who are offended at this idea and don't like it, there are other places in America where they could live and/or they learn to live with what they don't like in their immediate state," he said.

If it becomes law, Kentucky would be the 16th state to allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit, per the NRA.