According to an article today in the Lexington Herald Leader a new gun law in Kentucky would restrict the right of cities and some state agencies from banning guns on their property. The law which went into effect last month gives teeth to the Constitution of Kentucky according to the article.
Laura Ross, legal services counsel for the Kentucky League of Cities, said the organization had received "quite a few calls" from government officials trying to clarify and understand the requirements of the new law.
Since 1891, the Kentucky Constitution has prohibited cities from banning the open carry of deadly weapons anywhere on city property, according to the KLC analysis. KLC said the revision clarifies what regulation is prohibited, which types of local government fall under the statutory requirements, and the consequences of breaking the new law. The revised law says that citizens can sue local governments that try to regulate firearms, and if the local governments lose, courts are directed to make governments pay the prevailing citizen's legal fees. [LHL]
But that hasn't stopped some named liberals from introducing other legislation specifically targeting lawful gun ownership.
On Thursday, three liberal Kentucky lawmakers —Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, and Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington — said they plan to file identical legislation in the House and Senate that, among other things, would essentially allow local governments to regulate guns. It also would prohibit guns on college campuses and require background checks for private gun sales to close the so-called "gun-show loophole." [LHL]
Both the new legislation and the proposed legislation come at a time when the state and the nation are acutely focused upon the efforts of some to increase government intrusion into lawful gun ownership.
And despite media attention focused upon the acts of madmen using guns to do harm, the fact remains that millions of gun owners in the nation are not criminals and do not use guns to inflict harm on others in an unlawful manner, but rather keep firearms for personal defense.
But that isn't the case with the crazies who are making news. As it turns out, most of them are far left extremists and Obama supporters, as this article highlights, it was a rough week for liberals.
First, there was the crazed far left liberal in Georgia who shot women in a parking lot because he learned to hate white people in college.
Then there was the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender volunteer carrying a bag of Chick-fil-A who shot up the family research center and got his ideas from the far left Southern Poverty Law Center.
And now there is the leftist freak, on the run cop killer in California who is a big Obama supporter.
Revelations about what kind of people are using guns as domestic terrorists makes it all the clearer, liberals have no political capital when it comes to proposing gun restrictions. It's their crazy ideas which have inspired much of the violence to begin with.