Kentucky lawmakers pass bill on gun laws

Xavier Roger


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky lawmakers gave a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” bill to Gov. Andy Beshear for consideration Wednesday.

House Bill 153, sponsored by Rep. Josh Bray, R-Mt. Vernon, would prohibit local law enforcement agencies in Kentucky from enforcing federal firearm regulations. Similar measures have been found unconstitutional in other states because state laws can’t override federal ones. 

It slowly but consistently advanced out of the House and through the Senate over the last several weeks. 

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After debating the bill’s constitutionality and potential impact on law enforcement Wednesday afternoon, the Senate voted 27-9 to approve the bill. Republican Sens. Danny Carroll, David Givens and Chris McDaniel joined the chamber’s six Democrats in voting against the bill.


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