July 30, 2014

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President Obama's proposed gun control regulations causing anxiety throughout Kentucky

By Scott Wartman

Gun owners in Kentucky and around the country have rushed out to buy guns in fear of proposed gun control regulations proposed by President Barack Obama.

Obama signed 23 executive orders last week and outlined a plan to tighten federal regulations on guns.

He has asked Congress to pass legislation that would require background checks on all firearm purchases, including from private sellers not currently required under federal law. Obama also wants Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and place a limit on high-capacity magazines.

These strict federal laws would contrast with what’s on the books in Kentucky, which many gun control advocates rate as a state with some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country.