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Kentucky: Lawrence County Officials Hope to Strip Your Right to Carry in the Courts

Thursday, November 1, 2012

On Monday, October 26, Lawrence County officials voted 4-0 during a fiscal court hearing in favor of filing suit with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to remove the current right of Kentucky’s residents to lawfully open carry in courtrooms across the state.

Thanks to NRA members in the Bluegrass State, House Bill 500 which further strengthened Kentucky’s current firearms preemption statutes by more narrowly limiting the regulation of firearms at a local level, was enacted into law during the 2012 session.

With such strong pro-Second Amendment statutes on the books related to local gun control, Lawrence County officials have decided to backpedal on the progress we have already made.  Kentucky’s already overly burdened court system would be further burdened with a lawsuit that will directly infringe upon your individual gun rights.

We urge you to call and/or e-mail these local officials TODAY and respectfully urge them NOT to file this unnecessary and misguided lawsuit that would directly infringe upon your lawful open carry rights.  Their contact information can be found below.

John A. Osborne - County Judge Executive


Mike Hogan – County Attorney


Garrett Roberts – County Sheriff


Morris Howard – Magistrate District 1


John J. LeMaster – Magistrate District 2


Earl Boggs – Magistrate District 3


Bill LeMaster – Magistrate District 4


Kentucky Preemption Laws


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.