KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (Cincinnati Enquirer) - Kenton County officials launched an effort to pass a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution, according to Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann.
According to our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer, the county is part of the wave of over 30 Kentucky counties that decided to take the step. It means the counties either expressed opposition to gun regulations or had specific plans to not follow state and federal gun regulations, depending on the wording in each resolution.
In Northern Kentucky, the officials at the counties of Boone, Gallatin, and Pendleton signaled that they, too, want to pass a sanctuary resolution.
The Kenton County Fiscal Court will likely vote on its sanctuary resolution at its meeting on Jan. 9, Knochelmann told The Enquirer. The resolution will be available to read when the county releases its agenda.
If you go:
- Where: Kenton County Court House at 5272 Madison Pike in Independence
- When: 5:30 p.m.
Northern Kentucky counties and their Second Amendment sanctuary plans:
- Boone County: Plans to vote on its resolution Jan. 14
- Kenton County: Plan to vote on its resolution Jan. 9
- Campbell County: Unknown. The Enquirer will update this when it knows more.
- Gallatin County: Plans to vote on its resolution Jan. 9
- Pendleton County: Passed its symbolic resolution on Jan. 3, according to WCPO.
In 2019, Virginia gained national attention when 86 of the state’s 95 counties passed gun sanctuary measures in anticipation of gun control laws the new Democratic statehouse majority promised to pass.
The resolutions across the U.S. vary. Some counties used it to formally say it opposed gun laws, without giving specifics on how it would oppose the laws. Other counties wrote that the government wouldn’t use their own funds to enforce the laws.