Thursday, December 25, 2008

Want to create your own gun-free zone?

Do you know people who just don't understand that banning guns doesn't guarantee personal safety? Would you like to give them something to think about?
Then direct them to this video, where they can learn how to set up a gun free zone of their own!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Watch this page!

The next gun show is in Louisville Thursday-Saturday December 26th-28th, a three day show by RK and Kenny Woods. We'll be there and hope to see lots of you in attendance.
The next show after that is in Lexington, Jan. 3d and 4th with Kenny Woods.
We'll have the new newsletter there with us, and will be able to give you many details about significant new business that KC3 is making strides on.
What, you may ask? What about an attorney who's going to be working with us, a new web page, the upgrades on the use of this blog and several new initiatives and proposals that we want to tell you about and for which we need your assistance.
We're moving out and moving ahead - stay tuned and let us know what you think. See you at the gun shows!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We're getting geared up, and ready to run

After being quiet the last several weeks, the KC3 blog is going to be in full swing again soon.
The board of directors has approved the use of the blog to keep members informed in real time about news from KC3 as well as current events, changes in the political situation, updates on our web page and just about anything related to KC3's mission to defend and extend your right to self-defense here in Kentucky.
Some brief news updates -
We have a new web site provider.  We're going to use a professional ISP who will be responsible for web site maintenance, upgrades and design.  This takes a significant burden off of our board, and ensures a polished look for our site.  The redesign starts after the first of the year, and we'll be posting info about it as we go along.
We're contracting with an attorney.  For too long we've been unable to deal with infringements of the right to carry or other attempts by private companies and public entities to skirt or ignore our laws because we didn't have legal counsel to represent us.  That's about to change, as KC3 is on the verge of signing an agreement with an excellent law firm which will be there to write the letters and take the actions to deal with those who choose to flaunt the law.
We're going to publish the newsletter on a fixed schedule.  As of now, the newsletter will be published on the dates of the changes in the seasons.  Expect to see newsletters in March, June, September and December from now on.  Making this change is necessary to ensuring that our members and our advertisers get what they paid for, and that we stay timely with our news.  In the past the failure to publish in a timely fashion was a blow to our credibility, which we will be addressing every day from this point on.
KC3 is here to stay and here to make a difference, with YOUR help!  If you're not a member, contact us via the web site today and join up, and if you were a member in the past, please join up with us again.  At this crucial time, with all the political changes that are in the air, we need all of YOU on board, and you need US to represent you!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

An update on events and news

Fall is here and with it come many changes in the seasons and our habits. KC3 is making changes as well.
The gun shows in September were a success in several ways. We got to meet a lot of new people and to see old friends. We sold several hundred dollars worth of tickets for the new raffle of the combination of the S&W M&P pistol and the S&W M15A carbine, a really nice package of firearms for personal defense and sport shooting. They have applications in competition shooting as well, so their appeal to just about every shooter is strong.
Perhaps most importantly, we collected several hundred signatures on our petitions that we'll be presenting to the Governor and the General Assembly to begin the process of changing our laws so that lawful, legally armed citizens will be able to carry firearms onto school property for the defense of our children in the event of an attempted assault against at school.
We're going to be working to get the petitions out to as many stores and businesses and interested organizations as we can, and we'll be asking for help from our members to do that.
We'll be looking for qualified and dedicated people to help us staff our tables at the gun shows, so that we can spread the word and answer the many questions that we receive about CCDW, Kentucky's gun laws and our personal rights.
A major revision of our web page is going to take place in the next several weeks as we move to update the material on the site, and revise the navigation of our page. As good as it looks, the content needs to be edited, and the site could be made much more easy to navigate. We also want to upgrade our ability to take member applications and renewals electronically, and to add people to a revived e-mail alert list automatically. Any suggestions from our members on these subjects would be welcome.
Lots more to tell you in the weeks ahead, as we move into fall toward the winter, and toward the legislative season in January. Stick with us!

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's gun show time!!!

Okay, so that headline sounds like a circus advertisement. So sue us if we get excited about gun shows - lots of guns and accessories and ammunition and all the hardware that we love, along with thousands of people who love them just as much as we do. What's not to like?
With the presidential election now swinging into full power mode there's lots to talk about, both at the national level and about our state politics.
KC3 has some plans for the future, for the laws that we'd like to see passed, and we'd love to talk to you about them and to get your views and suggestions. So if you're at the Kentucky Fairgrounds in Louisville at the gun show Saturday and Sunday Sept. 13 and 14, stop by our table and talk to us. A new board of directors is in charge now, come see the new faces and tell us what's on your mind.
There's work to do, we need your help to do it. Come see us!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dates for upcoming gun shows in Kentucky

The members of the board of directors have made an effort to be at all the gun shows in Louisville and Lexington since we first organized the group.
We continue to make that effort and we encourage any of our members who want to help out to show up and help us answer questions from show-goers. You can also pass out information and sign up new members.
Contact us via the web page if you'd like to give us a hand at the next show, and for more information about show times and admission prices.
We hope to expand our outreach and make it to other shows in other cities as time and personnel permit us to do. Your assistance will expand our reach and effectiveness.

Here's a list of upcoming show dates and locations - come join us, and support the our rights and our way of life.

Sep 13-14 - Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center - West Hall A&B - RK Shows

Sept. 20-21 - Lexington, Heritage Hall of Lexington Center - RK Shows/Kenny Woods Gun Show

Sept. 27-28 - Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center - National Gun Day

Oct 11-12 - Cave City, Convention Center - S/T Promotions

Oct 25-26 - Hindman, Knott County Sportsplex - RK Shows

Nov 1-2 - Somerset, The Center - RK Shows/Kenny Woods Gun Show

Nov 22-23 - Cave City, Convention Center - S/T Promotions

Nov 28-30 - Lexington, Heritage Hall of Lexington Center - RK Shows/Kenny Woods Gun Show

Dec 6-7 - Ashland, El Hasa Temple - RK Shows/Kenny Woods Gun Show

Dec 13-14 - Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center - National Gun Day

Dec 20-21 - Somerset, The Center - RK Shows/
Kenny Woods Gun Show

Dec 26-28 - Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center - West Hall A&B - RK Shows

Winner of the KC3 gun raffle for 2008

KC3's gun raffles over the last few years have been very successful, not just for us by bringing in revenue and new members, but for the lucky folks who've won firearms in the raffles.

Here KC3 secretary and treasurer Bob Jaynes is shown presenting the Kimber Raptor 1911 .45 pistol to the 2008 winner, KC3 member Johnnie Spaulding. As it happened, Mr. Spaulding is a 1911 enthusiast and was very happy to have won one of John Browning's creations.
The presentation was made at Evans Firearms & Archery, 117 Southland Drive, Lexington, Ky. where the transfer papers were completed. Jay Evans is in the background in the photo.
The board of directors will soon be making an announcement about which firearm has been selected for the 2009 raffle, and ticket sales will start at the next gun show in September. Check back here for the gun show schedule information as well.

Why you need a gun, not a court order

From right here in Louisville, Kentucky - a story about why protective orders won't save your life. If this woman had chosen to arm herself and not to be a victim she might be alive today -

Slain PRP woman sought help in court, but was denied

"A woman shot by her husband at their Pleasure Ridge Park home Monday had tried to get a domestic violence petition but was turned down by a district court judge last week."

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

NRA banquet in Frankfort

The Friends of the NRA organization is hosting a banquet in Frankfort on Sept. 11th.
Tickets are $30 per person and you can get them by contacting Jason Gilbert at Gilbert's Guns
via their web page or at (502) 227-7889 by phone.

Some of us from KC3 will be there to meet everyone and to celebrate our freedoms along with like-minded people. Hope to see you there!

Kickoff to a new endeavor for KC3

The Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed (KC3) has been around since 1995, as most of you coming to this web page will know. But KC3 has been a victim of its own success in some ways.

Kentuckians have always been a proud and independent group. Many folks out in rural areas told us when we were trying to get a concealed carry law passed in 1996 that they'd been carrying all their lives and didn't need the government's permission. Nor did they want the government to know what they were up to, so they'd just do without a CDWL, thank you very much!

After House Bill 40 (HB40) passed in 1996 the situation in Kentucky continued to improve. Changes were made in our laws that were almost universally favorable to the armed citizen. People began to feel that their rights weren't nearly as threatened as they had been before, and that the political fight was pretty much won. Even the national situation improved as more conservative politicians were elected and began to have an effect.

So KC3 began to drift and the urgency that had driven us for the first several years began to dissipate. The fire that drove us grew less intense.

But KC3 didn't go away.  The organization hasn't vanished.

After several years of virtual dormancy, KC3 is committed to returning to the forefront of the effort to protect and expand our rights in Kentucky and across the nation. This blog is one of the first steps.

We intend to maintain our web site at - that's where we'll be setting up a newsfeed, and automated membership sign-ups as well as other features. We'll be keeping our archives and our contact information there, just like always. Updates are coming, but the website will still be the heart of our online efforts.

A blog offers us a way to make immediate, real-time contact with our members and allies. It's a way to post breaking news, and to give you commentary on events as they evolve. This is where you'll be able to come to learn about legislation, what's good and bad, and to find links to other sites that are on our side, other people who share our love of freedom.

This is where you'll find our views and guidance on the issues as they come along. It's a way for us to stay on top of the news and the stories as they're reported in the media. It gives us an immediacy that we can then bring to you, so we as a group stay informed and aware.

KC3's board of directors is determined to see that our organization brings back that sense of urgency and vitality that we had in the beginning. There are still many challenges facing us even as this is written, and the presidential election is just one event that will have an impact on our rights and our laws. Those who've convinced themselves that we're in pretty good shape haven't been paying attention to what's going on. A new generation of gun-haters who oppose our right to carry and our right to self-defense in general is coming into office and must be stopped.

If you care about preserving, even expanding our basic human rights, stick with us as we launch this new venue. If you're not already a KC3 member please visit our web page to learn how to join us, and if you have suggestions for us on how to proceed, or tips on issues or problems that we should address use the "contact us" page on the web site to get in touch with us.

KC3's been languishing for awhile, but those days are past. We hope that this blog is just the first step on the road to a new era for us, and for you!