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Governor Bevin Says He'll Sign Permit Less Carry Bill

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Governor Matt Bevin says he is prepared to sign Senate Bill 150 into law.  The legislation, easily adopted in each house of the legislature, allows Kentuckians 21 and older to carry concealed deadly weapons without a license in areas currently allowed for permit holders. 

Bevin said Tuesday he’s supported permit less carry for some time.

“Heck I’ve been an advocate for this since long before it ever made its way through the legislature.  It will be signed and I’m sure it will be signed here in the rotunda and I’m sure it will be done to great celebration of many in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  This is very uniformly popular among Democrats and Republicans alike,” said Bevin.

Bevin says it’s not surprising some Kentuckians disagree with the legislation.  He called that the, quote, “nature of politics”, adding “the vast majority of people want to see this and they will get it.”  The bill was delivered to his desk Monday. 

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.
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