October 30th, 2019
National Association for Gun Rights President Dudley Brown presented the .50 Caliber Freedom Award to Governor Matt Bevin and State Representative Savannah Maddox on Wednesday, thanking them for their support of the Second Amendment.
The .50 Caliber Freedom Award is used to recognize elected officials who go above and beyond to defend the Second Amendment.
The National Association for Gun Rights is proud to acknowledge pro-gun patriots who stand up to the Gun Control Lobby and protect their constituents’ right to keep and bear arms.
Kentucky State Representative Savannah Maddox carried Constitutional Carry through the House earlier this year, despite having only five cosponsors.
Your National Association for Gun Rights worked with Maddox to get the bill introduced in the House in February.
The National Association for Gun Rights reported in March:
In the House, the National Association for Gun Rights had very few people willing to stand up in support of Constitutional Carry. The House version, carried by Representative Savannah Maddox, had only six sponsors out of the hundred members in the Kentucky House. Despite the bill passing 29-8 in the Senate, with less than a month left in session House Leadership sat on the bill for a whole week. At that moment, there was no way of knowing what would happen, all we could do was inform and mobilize our members and supporters.
Thanks to our members in Kentucky, SB 150 passed and became law when it was sent to Governor Bevin’s desk where he signed it, making Kentucky the 15th state to adopt Constitutional Carry.
At the award ceremony this week, Governor Bevin went a step further and voiced his opposition to dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation legislation, saying it is a slippery slope and would erode the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Thanks to Governor Bevin, Representative Maddox, and the tens of thousands of National Association for Gun Rights members who signed petitions and called their legislators — Kentucky is now a Constitutional Carry state.
To learn more about Constitutional Carry legislation across the nation, visit: https://nationalgunrights.org/about-us/key-issues/constitutional-carry/