gun rights http://wfpl.org en ‘Stand Your Ground’ Summit Focusing on Kentucky Self-Defense Laws http://wfpl.org/post/stand-your-ground-summit-focusing-kentucky-self-defense-laws <p>A one-day summit will be held in downtown Louisville this week to educate residents about controversial Stand Your Ground laws and question if they make communities safer.</p><p>The laws have been under intense scrutiny since the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by George Zimmerman in an altercation. Since then other high-profile cases involving the use of deadly force have put Stand Your Ground laws more into focus.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:40:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7772 at http://wfpl.org ‘Stand Your Ground’ Summit Focusing on Kentucky Self-Defense Laws City Departments Hope Gun Owners Will Use Common Sense http://wfpl.org/post/city-departments-hope-gun-owners-will-use-common-sense <p>Louisville Metro Government departments are urging gun owners to use common sense now that firearms are allowed in city-owned buildings.</p><p> The General Assembly passed a state law forbidding cities from enacting stricter gun laws than the state in 2012, and the <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/fischer-backs-president-obamas-gun-control-measures-state-law-hampers-city-efforts">Metro Council changed its definition of deadly weapons last week</a> as a result.</p><p>Under the new provisions taking effect this month, residents are allowed to openly carry a firearm in Metro facilities such as the mayor’s office and City Hall, as well as libraries, parks and the Louisville Zoo.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:29:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3669 at http://wfpl.org City Departments Hope Gun Owners Will Use Common Sense