Several hundred Kentucky gun owners from around the state swarmed the capitol in Frankfort on Friday for a rally organized by the group We are KY Gun Owners. The rally was held in reaction to several local gun control bills that have been introduced during the current legislative session. Today's showing comes on the heels of a previous rally held earlier this month.
Another Kentucky-based group, Kentucky United, has been very successful in its lobbying efforts of local county leaders, encouraging them to pass "Second Amendment" sanctuary resolutions and ordinances. Since December, over 90 of the state's 120 counties have passed some form of gun-rights resolution.
Updated Kentucky 2A sanctuary county map 1/25/20 pic.twitter.com/4wqPPWeYpW— KENTUCKY REBEL SCUM (@patriot_jac) January 25, 2020
Kentucky is part of a national movement that has picked up steam recently and continued to spread through other states across the country, including New Mexico, Virginia, Michigan, North Carolina and several others.
'Walking into the state capitol completely blew my mind. I'm armed, they trust us. A complete stranger, walked in, (they're like) cool. They trust us' says #2A supporter Christoper Jankoski as friends raised their guns outside the #Kentucky Senate chamber. https://t.co/b3x4cInGc8 pic.twitter.com/sFaij08Yz2— Matt Stone (@mattstonephotog) January 31, 2020
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, carries a long rifle at a Capitol rally for gun rights advocates. pic.twitter.com/W1jXkamNkn— Bluegrass Politics (@BGPolitics) January 31, 2020
'I will not stand down to nobody. I'm an American and if they want my weapon they gotta have the guts to come get them' said Calvin Pinkston while visiting capitol rotunda during Friday's gun rally. Open carry is permitted inside #Kentucky's state capitol. https://t.co/cSujXeQrcF pic.twitter.com/A7bjJBMU6i— Matt Stone (@mattstonephotog) January 31, 2020
The rally comes as an increasing number of cities and counties around Kentucky have adopted their own resolutions in support of the Second Amendment. https://t.co/IWyGSOcOLi— WKYT (@WKYT) January 31, 2020