Senate Passes Bill Blocking More Federal Gun Laws

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prohibit Kentucky from enforcing any federal gun control laws if they're enacted.

The vote was 34-3 Monday afternoon. Three of the Senate's 14 Democrats voted no, stating that the bill would be trumped by the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause.

Berea Republican Sen. Jared Carpenter sponsored the bill. He said the Supremacy Clause applies only if Congress is acting in pursuit of its constitutionally authorized powers, which he said wouldn't apply to stricter gun measures.

The one-page bill deems unenforceable federal bans on gun ownership and registration. It specifically mentions semiautomatic firearms and their magazines.

The bill applies to federal laws as well as federal rules, regulations and orders.


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