Kentucky’s upper chamber passes a bill which would eliminate the need for permits for those who carry concealed firearms.
The Senate passed the bill Thursday in a sweeping 29 to 8 vote and the legislation is backed by the National Rifle Association.
The current permit requires a fee and gun training safety course.
Some lawmakers are concerned people that inadequate knowledge of firearms or gun training would not be required if the bill passes.
Since gun carriers in the state can open carry without that training or permit, some argue there should not be repercussions for carrying a concealed firearm without the same requirement.
The Senate vote came on the same day as the anniversary of the tragic shooting at a high school in Florida, which took the lives of 17 people.
The bill now heads to the House for approval.