Around 100 gun owners from across the state have converged on the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort on Friday for a rally in support of the Second Amendment.
Organized by the group We Are KY Gun Owners, the rally is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include speeches from U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and Dick Heller, a former Washington, D.C., special police officer whose landmark 2008 U.S. Supreme Court victory in District of Columbia v. Heller overturned the district’s gun ban and, in doing so, affirmed the rights of individuals to keep weapons for self-defense in their homes.
Spurred by events in Virginia, where the Democratic governor and Democratic majorities in both chambers have pushed for a host of gun-control measures, Second Amendment advocates in Kentucky have looked to stave off any firearms regulations in Frankfort.
A handful of firearms-related bills have been proposed in the 2020 legislative session. One aims to repeal last year’s passage of a law allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit; another would require background checks for private firearms sales and mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement.
There were no arrest nobody got hurt and nobody got killed. This was a sturdy protest purely showing the democrats that not all gun owners are crazy killers.