Saturday, March 24, 2012

HB 500 is on the fast track to becoming law.

House Bill 500 was passed by unanimous vote in the Senate Judiciary committee this week!

Now it's gone to the unanimous consent list, and on Monday, if none of the Senators objects to it, it will be passed by unanimous consent and won't have to have a floor vote. Then it goes straight to the Governor for his signature. Wow! This is outstanding and beyond anything we anticipated when we got behind this bill to support it.
KC3 will continue to keep you posted on the status of the bill, but we look forward to being able to tell you that it's over the top very soon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kentucky Gun Shows through December 2012

If you know of any others, I'd be happy to include them.

Mar 24-25 Cave City, Convention Center, Sat 9-5 sun 9-4 Website David Fulton 270-749-2109

Mar 24-25 London Laural London Optimist Club, 383 Sinking Creek Rd RK Shows 563-927-8176 email:

Mar 24-25 Owensboro, Owensboro Sports Center' tbls $45, A: $5, Show Hours Sat 9-5 Sun 9-4 Midwest Promotions 270-521-6959 or 270-318-2128 cell 270-724-1684

Mar 31-Apr 1 KY Louisville, Kentucky Fairgrounds & Expo Center, West Hall A & B, 937 Phillips Lane RK Shows 563-927-8176 email:

Jun 9-10 Louisville, Kentucky Fair& Expo Center, National Gun Day and JAG Military Show, ,

Sep 22-23 Louisville, Kentucky Fair& Expo Center, National Gun Day and JAG Military Show, ,

Oct 6-7 Cave City, Convention Center, Sat 9-5 sun 9-4 Website David Fulton 270-749-2109

Oct 12-14 KY Knob Creek, Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show

Nov 17-18 Cave City, Convention Center, Sat 9-5 sun 9-4 Website David Fulton 270-749-2109

Dec 8-9 Louisville, Kentucky Fair& Expo Center, National Gun Day and JAG Military Show, ,

"No Weapons" references no longer on Louisville Zoo website.

I jumped over to the Louisville Zoo Rules page, and there are no longer any references to guns or other weapons online. That's the way it should be.
If you happen to see them someplace else, please let us know.

HB 500 in Senate Judiciary Committe March 22nd.

 HB 500 has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 We need to start sending messages to the committee members by phone and email "move HB 500 out of committee and onto the Senate Floor with a favorable report".

 Let's not take anything for granted. Get those phone calls and emails started!
The next scheduled meeting of this committee is Thursday, March 22. This is the last scheduled meeting of the committee in this session. It's now or never. That would give us 4 days to get it onto the floor and passed. Let's hit these committee members with all we've got, then on Friday we can start on the entire Senate membership.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

HB 500 is in the Kentucky Senate!!

Good news for gun owners in Kentucky - House Bill 500 has been passed by the House and received in the Senate. The potentially bill-killing amendment has been removed and the clean bill should pass, but ONLY if all of us put the pressure on the Senate to make it move! Contact your Senator, and most especially contact Senator David Williams' office to let him know that the spotlight is on him and we will NOT be happy if he doesn't help us, or if he works to kill this bill!

Call your Senator and tell him to support and vote for this bill!!

The ethics of going armed.

Marco over at The Munchkin Wrangler has written a good post about the ethics of going armed.
Read it here. Be sure to read the linked blog post from Kit Lear before you start Marco's post.

"...while I believe that most people are decent and good, I know–without the shadow of a doubt–that some people aren’t. And here’s the thing about those that aren’t: they are not good to a degree that most of my liberal friends who dislike guns and write off armed people as paranoid hicks can’t comprehend. We’re not talking about “swiping the cash box from girl scouts” bad. Some people have decided to abandon the social contract so entirely that you are not a real person to them. You’re just the thing they need to get rid of to get at the wallet and the car keys in your pocket, like a wrapper around a candy bar that needs to be ripped off and discarded before you can get to the nougat."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Second Amendment: Two Victories - Colorado and Maryland

Score one -- make that two -- bull's-eyes for the Constitution. This week, judges in two court cases reaffirmed the Second Amendment right to bear arms by striking down two separate gun bans. In Maryland, a federal judge ruled as unconstitutional the state's requirement that individuals provide "good and substantial reason" to purchase a handgun. Addressing a case in which a resident had obtained a gun permit a decade ago after warding off an intruder only to have the permit renewal application denied because he could not show he had been threatened "beyond his residence," the judge noted, "A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right's existence is all the reason he needs." Tally, one.

Meanwhile, in Colorado, the state Supreme Court ruled that the University of Colorado's ban on carrying concealed handguns on campus didn't pass legal muster because the state legislature never approved the ban. Under the state's Concealed Carry Act of 2003, local governments cannot stifle concealed carry rights except in certain specific places, such as private property and K-12 schools. Colleges are not among the exceptions. Tally, two.

Naturally, Second Amendment foes will whine that more guns mean more violence. The evidence, however, is not on their side. Neither, for that matter, is the Constitution.

Another pro-gun legal victory!

The police get spanked for violating a Pennsylvanian's right to carry, and he collects the cash.

Read it here.
Is it going to take required training for police officers before they collectively begin to show respect for our civil rights as a whole?

House Bill 500 is moving to the floor for a vote

The Judiciary committee voted HB500 out with a favorable report on Wednesday, and it's scheduled for a third reading today, Friday.

After it passes the House then we begin the effort to get it passed through the Senate, which will require that all of us make an effort to convince the Republican leadership there that they MUST move and pass this bill! Nothing less will be acceptable to the gun owners of Kentucky!
Senator Damon Thayer is already on board to help in passage of this bill when it arrives. Now would be a good time for all of us to contact our own senators to let them know we don't want to see this bill die as a victim of neglect or parliamentary chicanery!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gun bills get hearing in Kentucky House on Wednesday March 7th at noon.

Wednesday, March 7th (tomorrow as I post this), all the NRA backed gun bills will be considered at the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee meeting at noon. Below was taken directly from the LRC website.

If you can make it, come and be seen and heard at noon in Annex Room 171.

Noon, Annex Room 171

Agenda: Consideration of HB 111, HB 155, HB 156, HB 171, HB 396, HB 401, HB 433, HB 484, HB 500 and HB 563Members: Rep. John Tilley (Chair), Rep. Joseph M. Fischer, Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, Rep. Darryl T. Owens, Rep. Brent Yonts, Rep. Johnny Bell, Rep. Jesse Crenshaw, Rep. Kelly Flood, Rep. Jeff Hoover, Rep. Joni L. Jenkins, Rep. Thomas Kerr, Rep. Stan Lee, Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, Rep. Michael J. Nemes, Rep. Tom Riner, Rep. Steven Rudy
Click on any of the highlighted bill numbers for the text of the bills.

Any bill that moves to corral the scofflaw local officials and strengthen preemption is a good bill.
Hope to see you there.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New bill in the House. HB500

There are now THREE bills filed in this session to deal with the scofflaw cities and counties that ignore/defy KRS 65.870, the preemption law.

HB 500 is the latest, and starts life with 34 sponsors as of last count.
You can read the text here.

All three bills are different, and all of them put us in a better position that current conditions.
See the post below about how to contact your legislatures. Call them and let them know you support these bills!!

Interesting poll on WHAS-11 website

This poll is on their main page. Why don't you stop by and vote?