gun laws http://wfpl.org en Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill Addressing Gun Violence in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/democratic-lawmakers-introduce-bill-addressing-gun-violence-kentucky <p>Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill &nbsp;that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.</p><p>The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also <a href="/post/state-law-forces-metro-council-leave-guns-out-deadly-weapons-ordinance-nunchucks-included">allow cities and colleges to regulate guns </a>and would require private background checks &nbsp;for every gun sale in Kentucky.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:04:06 +0000 Kenny Colston 3861 at http://wfpl.org Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill Addressing Gun Violence in Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul Vows to Scrutinize President's Executive Actions on Guns http://wfpl.org/post/us-sen-rand-paul-vows-scrutinize-presidents-executive-actions-guns <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he'll examine President Obama's just-announced executive orders to see if the president has overstepped his authority — and, if he believes so, will introduce legislation to overturn the orders.&nbsp;</p><p>“Executive orders can be overturned and cannot run afoul of legislation that is the current law, if he tries to create legislation, I will oppose him,” Paul said on Wednesday.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:52:09 +0000 Kenny Colston 3455 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Sen. Rand Paul Vows to Scrutinize President's Executive Actions on Guns State Law Forces Metro Council to Leave Guns Out of ‘Deadly Weapons’ Ordinance; Nunchucks Included http://wfpl.org/post/state-law-forces-metro-council-leave-guns-out-deadly-weapons-ordinance-nunchucks-included <p>The Louisville Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will discuss a proposed ordinance this week that would take out guns in the city’s definition of deadly weapons.</p><p>The ordinance seeks to change Metro Government's safety codes to include such things as knives, nightsticks, ninja star,&nbsp;nunchuck karate sticks and brass knuckles as violent weapons, but not firearms.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:36:37 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3410 at http://wfpl.org State Law Forces Metro Council to Leave Guns Out of ‘Deadly Weapons’ Ordinance; Nunchucks Included