The Right to Self Defense Should Not Stop At Your Front Door
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We Will Argue With the Government, So You Won't Have To
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In 1995, a dedicated group of people came together with one goal. Their goal was to convince the Ky. General Assembly to permit the carrying of concealed weapons in Ky. In order to attain this goal, the Ky. Coalition to Carry Concealed was created. That organization is often referred to as KC3. In 1996, the General Assembly passed House Bill 40 which authorized the issuance of licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons by law abiding citizens of Ky. for the first time in over a century. The goal had been attained and many of those people left the organization.
Over the years, the organization has gone through many changes.The name was changed to Ky. Concealed Carry Coalition to reflect a new more diversified mission but still retain the old, familiar KC3 acronym. KC3 continues to advocate for the rights of all law-abiding Kentuckians to own possess and carry firearms in accordance with all laws and works to see less restrictive gun laws adopted.
Ky. Concealed Carry Coalition will work to advance the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Ky. and advocate for lawful ownership and carrying of firearms by the residents of the Commonwealth, educate our members and others on the gun laws of the Commonwealth and insure that the citizens of Ky. are not deprived of their rights under the Ky. or Federal Constitution and the laws of the Commonwealth of KY.
UPDATE: The City of Pikeville has appealed this decision to the Ky. Supreme Court.
TOTAL VICTORY FOR KC3
KC3 is now 20-0 winning court cases against local governments that violate Ky. gun laws.
On Friday, December 3, 2021, the Ky. Court of Appeals issued an Opinion on the lawsuit between KC3 and City of Pikeville. This lawsuit was wrongly dismissed in Pike Circuit Court. The Opinion is:
REVERSING AND REMANDING
KC3 has now been named as the "prevailing party" in this lawsuit. This was the very best outcome that KC3 could ask for.
In short, the Court of Appeals has said that Pike Circuit Court was wrong to dismiss our suit, named KC3 as the "prevailing party" in the lawsuit, has pointed out the correct law to the Pike Circuit Judge and sent the case back to him for a proper decision consistent with their instructions. You can read the decision here:
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These bills have been prefiled as of December 9 for the 2022 legislative session that opens in January. There could be more coming.
Anyone that wants to see the full text of these bills can click the link I have furnished and then click "Original" near the top of the new page that opens.
BR 969, sponsored by Savannah Maddox. Summary: Repeal KRS 237.115, which interprets the application of the license to carry concealed deadly weapon statute as permitting postsecondary facilities, local governments, and units of state government to limit concealed carry in governmental buildings, to ensure that those entities cannot prohibit the carrying of concealed deadly weapons; amend various sections to conform.
You can see it here: ttps://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/prefiled/BR969.html
BR 969 is a bill that was requested by KC3. We'd appreciate any help we can get adding sponsors to this bill and getting a committee hearing once the session opens. Contact your Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor BR 969. It is a bill that will remove the authority of a public college or university to ban firearms on campus and remove the authority of a city and county to prohibit firearms in their buildings. If this bill passes, it will be the end to "NO CONCEALED WEAPONS" signs on city and county buildings.
BR 967, sponsored by Savannah Maddox. Summary: Create a new section of KRS 45A.343 to 45A.460 to prohibit a governmental body or political subdivision of this state from entering into contracts valued at or above $100,000 with a company that has ten or more employees and discriminates against firearm entities or firearm trade associations; set forth what does and does not constitute discrimination; exempt sole proprietorships. You can see it here:
BR 966, sponsored by Savannah Maddox. Summary: Amend KRS 237.109 to lower the age requirement for carrying a concealed and deadly weapon from 21 to 18; amend KRS 237.110 to conform. You can see it here:
BR 208 has been prefiled for the 2022 legislative session by
Representative Daniel Fister (Versailles). PR 208 would exempt firearms and ammunition from Ky. sales and usage tax.
Summary: Amend KRS 139.010 to add definitions of "firearm" and "ammunition"; amend KRS 139.480 to exempt firearms and ammunition from sales and use tax and require reporting related to the exemption; amend KRS 131.190 to allow reporting by the Department of Revenue; EFFECTIVE August 1, 2022.
The entire text of the bill can be seen here:
BR 171 for the 2022 session of the Ky. Gehsa been filled by Josh Bray BR 171 will "Create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to prohibit identified entities from enforcing federal firearm bans; prohibit identified entities from adopting rules, regulations, or ordinances that require enforcement of federal firearm bans; and prohibit identified entities from allocating public resources or moneys in the enforcement of federal firearm bans; EMERGENCY."
You can read the entire text of the bill here: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/22RS/BR171/orig_bill.pdf
KC 3 continues to fight local governments that fail to follow Ky. state law about firearms. We have confronted dozens of local governments and convinced them to change their ordinances, policies and rules to conform to state law. KC3 has sued those local governments that refused to obey the law. KC3 currently has a lawsuit active in the courts against the City of Pikeville. KC3 now has a 18-0 record in court actions. If you know of any local government or government agency that has illegal policies or rules about guns, get in touch with KC3 and we will look into it and fight your local government so you won't have to.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Where can I find the new “constitutional carry” law?
A. 1. KRS 237.109 https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=48601
2. KRS 527.020 https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=48602
Q. What is the law on keeping a gun in my car?
A. 1. KRS 237.106 https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=11131
2. KRS 527.020(4) and again in Sub-Section(8) of the same statute
Q. Can I carry a gun on school property(K-12)?
Q. Can I carry a gun in a bar?
A. KRS 244.125 https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=43043
Q. Can I carry a concealed weapon into a restaurant that sells alcohol?
A. KRS 237.110(16)(e) https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=47039
Q. Can I carry on a college or University Campus?
A. KRS 237.115 (1) https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=48603
Q. Can the government confiscate guns or ban carry of guns during a declared emergency or natural disaster?
Q. Does a person have to be 21 years or older to possess a handgun?
Q. Can an adult that is also a student at a K-12 school keep a gun in his car?
A. KRS 527.070 (3) (a) https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=48899
Q. When is a gun considered “loaded”?
A. KRS 237.060(4) https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/stat ute.aspx?id=11123
Q. Can the County Sheriff or Chief of Police suspend or revoke my concealed carry license?
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