FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill into law Monday letting people carry a concealed gun without a permit or training.
It was already legal to open carry without a permit in Kentucky. Senate Bill 150 allows anyone age 21 or older who lawfully possesses a firearm to carry concealed firearms or other deadly weapons anyplace someone with a permit was allowed to carry them before, without needing a permit.
Public schools and other gun-free areas will remain off-limits for firearms.
Opponents of the bill raised concerns about safety issues. The National Rifle Association backed the bill and supporters said it's a Second Amendment rights issue.
In a written statement, Chris Cox with the NRA called the law "a common sense measure."
Kentucky lawmakers introduced
a similar bill
in 2017, but it never was never moved to a vote.