Robertson becomes 2A sanctuary county

Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

MOUNT OLIVET — Robertson County Fiscal Court recently approved a resolution that would make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county.

A Robertson County resident told the fiscal court that she had nearly 200 signatures on petitions requesting the county to pass the resolution.

“I’m here on behalf of the citizens of Robertson County to propose the Second Amendment sanctuary county,” she said. “There are several laws that have been proposed — three of those being red flag laws — that infringe on the Second Amendment process. I think this is something very important for us — for our lawmakers to come together and tell Frankfort we won’t stand for more gun laws.”

The resolution was approved unanimously by magistrates.

Recently, Bracken, Lewis and Fleming counties adopted sanctuary county statuses. Mason County chose instead to adopt a resolution affirming support for the Second Amendment, but did not pass one that would give the county sanctuary status.

Among the pre-filed bills is House Bill 502 which has a number of requirements, some of which include banning guns on all college campuses, banning the sale of bump stocks, and allowing local governments to implement firearm regulations.

Bill Request 187, pre-filed in July, repeals authorization to carry concealed deadly weapons without a license.

And recently, newly elected Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Democrat, called for legislation to help prevent Kentuckians who may be a harm to themselves or others from gaining access to guns. They are generally referred to as “red flag laws.”

Bill Request 342, pre-filed in September, will create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to specify definitions for “assault weapons,” “large capacity ammunition-feeding devices” and “ammunition sellers.” It also require background checks for private firearms sales, require reporting to law enforcement of firearm and ammunition thefts and losses, require the safe storage of firearms, require an estate’s inventory to list each firearm, and amend a KRS section to require judges when issuing an order of protection to consider whether a person against whom the order is entered should be prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Christy Howell-Hoots

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