KY Democrats File Gun Bans, Carry Restrictions for Incoming Gov. to Sign

TOPSHOT - Protestors take part in a rally of Moms against gun violence and calling for Federal Background Checks on August 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kentucky Democrats are pushing gun and magazine bans, and numerous other gun controls, for Gov.-elect Andy Beshear (D) to sign upon assuming office.

The various gun controls are listed as prefilings on the Kentucky General Assembly website, and include a ban on the possession of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines. The controls also include gun storage requirements, criminalization of private gun sales via universal background checks, and a repeal of permitless carry.

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

Democrats in Virginia are similarly warring against gun rights, with Gov. Ralph Northam (D) promising “consequences” for any county that refuses to enforce gun controls passed by the incoming Democrat majority.

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) suggests Gov. Northam might considering sending in the National Guard to compel Virginia counties to comply with gun control.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at



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