Kentucky Governor Bevin Signs Law Restoring Constitutional Carry

Kentucky Governor Bevin Signs Law Restoring Constitutional Carry

 

Ammoland

Dean Weingarten

On Monday, 11 March 2019. Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky restored Constitutional Carry to the State of Kentucky.

From wkyt.com:

Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law Monday. It allows Kentuckians 21 and older who can lawfully possess a firearm to be able to conceal it without a permit.

Governor Bevin explained the law does not create a right, it only reaffirms the Constitution. From oann.com:

The governor emphasized the measure doesn’t grant the right to carry a gun, but instead he explained it reaffirms the constitution.

“This is a bill that recognizes as part of Kentucky law, once it is the law, once I have signed it, which I will, it recognizes the Second Amendment of the United States,” said Bevin. “That’s it, it doesn’t break new ground, it simply says that people do have the right to keep and bear arms.”

SB150 will go into effect in Kentucky in July of 2019.

States started infringing on the Second Amendment when they restricted concealed carry after the Supreme Court ruled the Bill of Rights did not apply to the state governments in 1833.

In 1822, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a ban on carrying concealed arms was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment and the Kentucky State Constitution in Bliss v. Commonwealth of Kentucky.

In Kentucky, a Constitutional amendment was deemed necessary to make the general carry of concealed weapons illegal. The Constitutional Amendment to allow the legislature to regulate the concealed carry of weapons passed in 1849,

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