firearms

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Firearms that are openly displayed can now be carried into facilities that are owned by municipalities.
 
 The Courier-Journal reports that a revision to state law approved last year by legislators is now subject to enforcement. The change specifies that "local governments can't regulate firearms.''
 
That means people can openly carry weapons into facilities owned by municipalities, such as libraries, parks, the zoo and city halls. Cities can ban concealed weapons under another state law.
 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Recent shootings such as the attack on a Colorado movie theater that left 12 people dead and dozens more wounded are putting a spotlight on gun background checks. Kentucky is submitting more information to a federal background check database, but challenges remain.