Collins had no idea what was in the original bill, just as Senator Robinson didn't know. Neither of them had read it. They were asked to sponsor the bill by NRA and they assumed that it was a good gun bill and agreed to do it. I happens all the time. This time it came back to bite them in the ass. Collins has now asked me back to explain both the original bill and the changes to him. I am going to see him Monday. I doubt that either Collins or Robinson could tell you what "Force of Law" means in relation to concealed carry signs. If you explained it to them, I think they would both tell you it was a bad thing, but I doubt either could tell you if it was part of current law or not. Most of us on this board have spent more time reading gun laws in the last week than these two men have spent reading them in their lives. Everything is not a conspiracy or plot against our rights. Most things are just simple, dumb mistakes.
I just figured since he was so worried about the changes maybe HE had read it.
Apparently neither actually read legislation they sponsor.
I do know the NRA is far from the be all end all on gun rights and have saddled us with 3 of the worst infringements in history.
That said I do think this was an end run by the NRA to put penalties etc in place in ky on carry that were not in effect before. Just to level the playing field with other states.
Using low info senators abd reps and locals, instead of the more knowledgeable senators these are normally brought too.
Its also a bit odd that the law requiring officers to write citations for misdeamonors instead of arrest popped up when this monstrosity of a bill did.
My thoughts only,
Thats my opinion based on what im privy too. But just my opinion.
I sincerely hope you can get a clean no compromise bill past Collins.
I dont yhonk any bill will pass the senate or house now after this fiasco.
The senate, at least I am told is done with this this year and plans to make a concerted effort to pass a good, well written no frills bill next year.
And yes I am of the mindset anytime pen is put to paper concerning OUR gun rights its ALL of our buisness, not just a handful, or one persons, and the order of the day is usually comprise more of our rights to gain a bit of permission.