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"Made In Kentucky" Legislation
« on: January 25, 2010, 09:45:50 AM »
I got an email recently from Gun Owners of America telling about some pending legislation in KY. The body of the email is listed below. Didn't know if you all knew about this or not. Personally, I like it! The less federal regulation, the better!

Help Kentucky Throw Off Unconstitutional Gun Control!

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Monday, January 18, 2010

The 2010 session of the Kentucky State Legislature has begun. While there are several gun bills (both good and bad) already filed, one bill in particular should be of great interest to Bluegrass State gun owners.

The bill is HB 87, introduced by State Representative Stan Lee (R-45). Known as the Firearms Freedom Act, the bill is modeled after similar legislation which has been successful in other states, including Montana -- the first state to pass such a law.

The Firearms Freedom Act has a simple concept. It states that if a gun was made in Kentucky, and then stays in Kentucky, the federal government may not regulate it under the Interstate Commerce Cause. (Because, you see, the gun was never part of any interstate commerce.)

This is important because the Commerce Clause is the "hook" that Congress has used to justify almost every single federal gun control law. But with the passage of HB 87, a stand will be taken by the Commonwealth that guns stamped with the words "Made in Kentucky" are no business of the federal government.

The session is just now starting, and Rep. Lee is looking for other Representatives to cosponsor his bill. The more cosponsors the bill has, the more difficult it will be for the leadership to pretend HB 87 doesn't exist by letting it languish in the Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs committee.

ACTION: Please urge your state Representative to become a cosponsor of HB 87.

To identify and contact your Representative, go to and enter your zip code in the box provided. When the results display, under STATE LEGISLATIVE, click on your Rep's. name. On the next page, a link at bottom right will be to "Capitol Webmail," or "Capitol E-Mail," or something like that, lwhere you can then post your comments.

A pre-written letter is provided below so that you can copy-and-paste it into the Capitol Webmail to send an e-mail message to your Representative.

Note: We're sorry if the process seems somewhat convoluted (it really isn't, it just seems that way), but Kentucky is lagging behind other states in internet legislative contact. If you already happen to know who your Representative is, at you can reach his or her e-mail with one click.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative:

Please cosponsor HB 87, the Kentucky Firearms Freedom Act. This bill states that if a gun is manufactured in the state -- and the firearm stays in the state -- it is exempt from federal gun control laws. HB 87 is modeled after the laws that were recently passed in Montana and Tennessee.

This is one of the most important bills that you will vote on in 2010. This is more than just a Tenth Amendment resolution -- it is a bill that has teeth!

It's time that we send a message to the U.S. Congress and tell them to start legislating within the authority given them by the Constitution. Please help continue the movement that began in Montana by becoming a cosponsor of HB 87.


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Re: "Made In Kentucky" Legislation
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 10:55:24 AM »
I think that legistration is great! It's one more way to protect your gun rights.  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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