By: Teresa Mull

Kentucky gun owners are not going to sit idly by and let gun control rule their lives. reports:

Kentucky lawmakers were greeted by protesters as they returned to Frankfort Tuesday for the start of the 2020 General Assembly.

More than 100 people gathered to demonstrate in favor of strengthening the Second Amendment, fighting gun control.

“Everybody thinks about the Second Amendment as far as hunting and self-defense,” Joseph Springer, a Louisville gun owner who was at the rally said. “That’s not why we have the Second Amendment. We have the Second Amendment to keep the government under control.”

The main bill the protestors are rallying against, according to KFVS, is the Constitutional Carry bill then-Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law last year. A bill has been pre-filed that would repeal the permitless carry law.

GPM reported previously that Kentucky Democrats are wasting no time is pushing gun control. They’ve pre-filed several gun control bills they hope governor-elect Andy Beshear (D) will sign into law.

The bills the Democrats have filed are listed on the Kentucky General Assembly website as:

Deadly weapons, concealed carry without license, repeal
• Bill Request 187
Domestic abuse convictions, firearms surrender, procedures
• Bill Request 835
Domestic violence orders, firearms surrender, procedures
• Bill Request 835
Firearms, ammunition capacity, regulation of
• Bill Request 354
Firearms, assault weapons, possession of
• Bill Request 354
Firearms, comprehensive regulation of
• Bill Request 342
Unlawful storage of a firearm, prohibition of
• Bill Request 282 notes:

The controls have to make their way past Republicans in the Kentucky House and Senate before reaching Beshear’s desk.

The Washington Examiner reported earlier this month that “Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie thinks some local law enforcement leaders will be willing to go to jail rather than comply with state gun control laws they deem unconstitutional.”

Massie Tweeted on Dec. 30:

"Attended my first 2A sanctuary meeting today in Lewis County (where I live). Standing room only. Friends and neighbors spoke passionately and articulately. County officials unanimously passed a resolution. This grassroots movement feels even stronger than the Tea Party in 2010."

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