Concealed Carry Expansion Bill Clears Senate Committee

by Tony McVeigh on March 3, 2011

Legislation expanding the legal definition of where handguns may be stored in vehicles in Kentucky has cleared a Senate committee.

Currently, Kentuckians without concealed carry permits may keep a firearm in their vehicle, but only if it’s stored in the glove box. Representative Will Coursey’s bill expands the definition to include consoles, enclosed compartments and storage areas originally installed by the vehicle’s manufacturer.

“That’s where I like to keep mine, in the side pocket of the door,” says Senator Robin Webb of Grayson “So, I’ll be fine doing that now. No question. Well, thank you Rep. Coursey for bringing this.”

“That’s the intention of this legislation,” says Coursey. “It just allows the law abiding citizen that wishes to exercise his Second Amendment rights to adhere to the laws of the commonwealth,” he says.

The bill, which already has House approval, is expected to meet little resistance on the Senate floor.

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Judith Inge March 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I guess I need to find an old-fashioned dictionary and look up “concealed.”

LN Mitchell March 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

This is long overdue.
A good sense bill for the benefit of all Kentuckians.

BHirsh March 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Wait a minute. Forgive me, but I’m confused.

I’m from Florida, and we have reciprocity with Kentucky, so this is important to me and my Florida fellows – you mean to say that you must remove the sidearm from concealment on your immediate person, and store it in one of the above-mentioned places to be legal in a vehicle?

Perhaps the article misstated it, but this seems ridiculous. Anyone with knowledge of the actual situation in Kentucky regarding licensed concealed carry in vehicles, please clarify.

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