ICONIC: Kentucky Gun Owners Exercise Their Second Amendment Rights Inside the State Capitol
Gun owners in Kentucky made a bold stand for freedom on Friday when they converged on their state Capitol building in Frankfort.
While Virginia Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam made the area around his state Capitol a 2nd Amendment-free zone, the patriots of Kentucky actually entered the Capitol building with their firearms, which resulted in some iconic and inspiring photographs.
The Louisville Courier Journal reported on the successful rally of constitutionalists who are making it clear that their rights will be infringed upon no more.
“We can’t just whittle away one little piece here, one little piece there,” said Calen Studler of Frankfort, who is running for the state senate. “Then the (U.S. Constitution) doesn’t mean what it says anymore.”
We Are KY Gun Owners put on the rally, and it was headlined by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), the liberty-minded Congressman whose voting record on gun rights is among the best in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“If you can die for your country, you can buy a gun,” said Massie, who recently introduced legislation that would lower the legal age for buying a firearm from 21 to 18 nationwide.
Other people who spoke to the audience included Dick Heller, who was the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) that reaffirmed individual gun rights, and Republican state lawmaker Savannah Maddox.
“Be vigilant,” Heller said to the fiery audience. “Don’t let the comrade governor turn Kentucky into Baltimore, Detroit, Venezuela … Chicago.”
“We see what’s happening in Virginia and we may say to ourselves, ‘That won’t be us here in Kentucky,’” Maddox said. “How many years are we away from being like Virginia? It can happen just that easily, if folks just like us are not willing to stand up and do exactly what you are doing here today.”
The gun owners are vigilant regarding infringements on the 2nd Amendment that have been introduced in the state legislature. New Democrat Governor Andy Beshear is on the record stating that he supports red flag gun confiscation, and the constitutional activists are steadfastly dedicated to not letting that happen.
“We’re watching,” said Tony Wheatley, a leader of the group We Are KY Gun Owners. “Not only for the gun issues but for all constitutional issues that come up.”
“It’s kind of like the Declaration of Independence — it was basically a letter to the king saying we’re tired of what you’re trying to feed us,” Wheatley added. “Same thing here. It’s symbolic. We’re listening. We want changes.”
The free men of Kentucky are making a statement that they will not let their state become like Virginia, where Democrats have taken over and made a complete mockery of the Bill of Rights.