Lawmakers introducing bill to make Kentucky a second amendment “sanctuary state”

Lawmakers introducing bill to make Kentucky a second amendment “sanctuary state”

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Lawmakers in Frankfort will consider making Kentucky a second amendment sanctuary state as soon as next year. The Bill request comes in the wake of possible restrictions on firearms from the federal government. Rep. Josh Bray (R-Mt. Vernon) says he is very concerned about a movement from the federal government. Specifically President Joe Biden. He also feels some family traditions are at risk, such as fathers teaching sons how to hunt and handle firearms. Rep. Bray says there is talk about federal restrictions on the use of guns, which he believes goes against the constitution, and that Kentucky needs to act. “Federally, right now, the President has talked about magazine capacity bans, assault weapon bans,” Rep. Bray said. That is why he has filed Bill Request 171, which would bar state and local law enforcement from enforcing federal restrictions on the constitutional right to bear arms. If passed, Rep. Bray says it would send a clear message that Kentucky is a second amendment sanctuary and that the second amendment will be defended. The bill is similar to other laws in neighboring states such as Tennessee and Missouri. “The right of the people to bear arms,” Rep. Bray added, “We really believe that. It has played such a huge role in our history.” House minority floor leader Rep. Joni Jenkins (D-Louisville) is not so sure, she’s concerned that the bill could be misrepresented or misunderstood. “I think there are a lot of unanswered questions in […]

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