FRANKFORT – Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, has been selected by the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) to attend a firearm policy summit in Denver, Colorado, with lawmakers from across the United States. The event played host to educational presentations and constructive dialogue on existing firearm research, research gaps, and data needed to inform firearm policy.
Second Amendment rights are of perennial interest to Kentuckians and lawmakers and the subject of much debate in state legislatures across the country. The NCSL roundtable provided an opportunity for lawmakers to review research and data to make better-informed decisions while also engaging in candid conversations about research needs on state firearm policy.
“I have been a steadfast advocate for our sportsmen and women, as well as a supporter of our Second Amendment rights in Kentucky,” said Sen. Webb. “I am grateful for being selected to participate in this opportunity and represent the people of Kentucky, where we value our Second Amendment rights.”
At the meeting, lawmakers
- Heard from experts about existing state-level firearm research and the national landscape of firearms laws post-Bruen decision;
- Understood core components of firearms policy and discussed what data and information still need to be collected to inform lawmakers; and
- Discussed experiences, opportunities, and challenges legislators face when developing firearm policy.
“I look forward to meeting and hearing perspectives from colleagues and experts around the country on these important matters,” said Sen. Webb.
The event took place on Tuesday, October 18, in Denver, CO.
Senator Webb represents District 18, which includes Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis counties.
For more information or high-res photos, visit legislature.ky.gov.