As if on cue by the examples set in Virginia, Illinois, and elsewhere, Kentucky gun owners have gotten busy in recent weeks preparing a slew of responsive Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions aimed at preventing the erosion of their carry rights.
1. The repeal of Constitutional Carry throughout the state of Kentucky.
BR 835: Domestic abuse convictions, domestic violence orders, firearms surrender, procedures
1. The institution of new felonies for possession of a firearm by anyone ever convicted of any domestic abuse violation anywhere, regardless of seriousness.
2. Creates a Red Flag law.
BR 354: Firearms, ammunition capacity, assault weapons, regulation of and possession of
1. Bans standard-capacity magazines
2. Creates a firearm registry for "assault weapons"
3. Requires the owners of registered "assault weapons" to store the weapons in a manner which renders them inoperable
4. Creates a weapons buyback program
BR 342: Firearms, comprehensive regulation of
1. Defines "assault weapons"
2. Mandates universal background checks
3. Requires reporting to law enforcement of firearm and ammunition thefts and losses
4. Require an estate's inventory to list each firearm owned by it
5. Requires judges writing orders of protection to decide whether the against whom the order is entered should be prohibited from possessing a firearm
6. Requires that the sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm be served subsequent to any other felony sentence
7. Bans firearms in all colleges, universities, and other secondary learning facilities. Presumably, this would include police academies.
8. Logs all firearm and ammunition sales with the state effective January 1, 2021
BR 282: Unlawful storage of a firearm, prohibition of
1. Makes it a crime to allow access to an unsecured firearm by any minor under the age of 18. In other words, taking your teenager to the range to teach them firearm safety would be illegal.
Some Republican State Representatives have taken it upon themselves to reassure the people of Kentucky that these bills will never pass, but as we've seen in the past, these reassurances often simply lead to complacency by the voters. State Representative Savannah Maddox wrote on Facebook earlier today: