On Monday Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed legislation making the Second Amendment the only concealed carry permit needed in Kentucky. Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law, making Kentucky the 16th state to eliminate any requirement that law-abiding citizens get government documentation before exercising their right to bear arms for self-defense.The other 15 states that have eliminated their permit requirement are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Vermont. SB 150 passed the Kentucky Senate in mid-February, and the Kentucky House followed suit on March 1. On March 5, Cincinnati Public Radio quoted Bevin saying, “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 … [Read more...] about Governor Matt Bevin Eliminates Concealed Permit Requirement in Kentucky
Gov. Matt Bevin (R) made clear Friday he will sign legislation to eliminate Kentucky’s requirement that residents get a permit from the state before carrying a gun concealed for self-defense. On March 1, 2019, Breitbart News reported that the Kentucky House passed legislation to eliminate the state-level requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 60-37 roughly two weeks after the Kentucky Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 29-8.WYMT/AP/WKYT quoted Bevin describing the bill as classic “constitutional carry” legislation. He stressed that the legislation is an affirmation of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The text of the legislation is straightforward: “Persons aged twenty-one (21) or older, and otherwise lawfully able to possess a firearm, may carry concealed firearms or other concealed deadly weapons without a license in the same locations as persons with valid … [Read more...] about Matt Bevin to Sign Bill Making Kentucky 16th Permitless Carry State
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Governor Matt Bevin’s reception at Donald Trump rally in Richmond By November 08, 2018 05:00 PM Hear the crowd's reception after United States president Donald Trump called on governor Matt Bevin at the rally with Andy Barr on October 13, who was then campaigning for re-election as congressman in Kentucky's sixth district. … [Read more...] about Governor Matt Bevin’s reception at Donald Trump rally in Richmond
The United States bourbon industry is “thriving like never before” despite retaliatory tariffs placed on U.S. exports by China, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) says. Since President Trump has placed billions of dollars worth of tariffs on cheap Chinese imports, China has put retaliatory tariffs on exported U.S. goods like bourbon.Despite the 25 percent tariff on exported bourbon, Bevin says the industry, which helps drive Kentucky’s economy by producing 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, is booming in an interview with the Hill. Bevin said: The amount of bourbon that’s being consumed outside of the United States — that is being exported — is up 40 percent year on year, so even in the face of these prevailing winds of tariffs, we’re seeing the amount of consumption up 40 percent over just a year ago. [Emphasis added] While it may be indeed impacting it, the industry is thriving like never before. [Emphasis added] Last … [Read more...] about Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin: Bourbon Industry ‘Thriving Like Never Before’ in Trade War