Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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
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.
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
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!
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 http://www.kc3.com - 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!