FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Matt Bevin on Monday signed Senate Bill 150 into law that allows Kentuckians 21 and older, who can lawfully have a firearm, to conceal it without a permit, according to the National Rifle Association.
The NRA backed the bill, which supporters say reinforces Kentuckians’ constitutional rights. Opponents argued the move could increase gun violence.
Kentucky becomes the 16th state to allow permitless conceal carry, according to the NRA.
The law goes into effect July 1, 2019.