Kentucky counties pass resolution supporting gun rights

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A handful of Kentucky counties have passed resolutions declaring local governments “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”

Dozens of others are poised to vote on the issue. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Letcher County is among the latest to pass such a resolution as a defense against possible legislation that could limit access to firearms.

Letcher County Judge-Executive Terry Adams says the resolution mostly serves to warn politicians of political blowback that could result from supporting gun control legislation.

A state lawmaker has said he is drafting a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would allow firearms to be taken if an individual is deemed dangerous.

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(This story was originally published on January 6, 2020)

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