Kentucky counties pass resolution supporting gun rights

WHITESBURG, Ky. — 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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