There are times when we need to step in : State lawmakers discuss gun reform, violence prevention

April 18, 2023
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Leaders in Louisville and across the state continue calls for gun reform after the mass shooting and violence this weekend.

The Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus held a press conference Monday morning, where leaders focused on a red flag law, which would remove guns from people considered dangerous, or prevent them from buying them in the first place.

Legislators said evaluating factors, like mental health, would help prevent mass shootings and everyday gun violence across the state.

“There are times when we need to step in and stop someone before they harm themselves or harm others,” Rep. Derrick Graham (D – Frankfort) said. “These laws have shown their worth in other states, and I believe the Commonwealth of Kentucky should have one as well.”

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