Gunmen, Some In Masks, Swarm KY Capitol For 2nd Amendment Rally

Gunmen, Some In Masks, Swarm KY Capitol For 2nd Amendment Rally

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FRANKFORT, KY – JANUARY 31: A gun rights activist carrying a semi-automatic firearm stands in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol Building on January 31, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Advocates from across the state gat… Gun owners from around Kentucky showed up armed at the state’s Capitol building in Frankfort on Friday, rallying for gun rights and protesting a proposed “red flag” law and other potential gun limits in the state. The group “We Are KY Gun Owners” organized the rally, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported , and the event featured speeches from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) as well as Dick Heller, the plaintiff in the case over the Washington, D.C. gun ban, District of Columbia v. Heller , that the Supreme Court eventually decided in Heller’s favor. Weirdest thing about guns in the Kentucky Capitol: if you have one, you’re told to walk around the metal detector. Others must pass through and get wanded. pic.twitter.com/Oqxl9hvl0I — Joe Gerth (@Joe_Gerth) January 31, 2020 Previous gun rallies at the state’s Capitol building exposed a gun-friendly loophole in the Capitol’s rules, the Courier-Journal observed: Umbrellas and sticks are banned, but not rifles. The photographer Bryan Woolston was on-hand for the event. See his photos for Getty, below: FRANKFORT, KY – JANUARY 31: Gun rights activists carrying semi-automatic firearms sign the visitors log in Governor Andy Beshears Office at the Capitol Building on January 31,… FRANKFORT, KY – JANUARY 31: Gun rights activists carrying semi-automatic firearms pose for a photograph in the Capitol […]

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