Lawmaker pushes gun safety and "common sense gun control" legislation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - A Kentucky lawmaker is pushing two gun-related proposals during the 2019 legislative session.

After two deadly school shootings last year, Rep. George Brown tried to ban bump stocks and bring in new regulations during the last session but did not get a hearing, sister station WKYT reports. Brown said the language of the Second Amendment is outdated.

"Now we have more advanced weaponry, we have the ability to kill more people," said Brown. "We should ban weapons in society that are used for war, which are meant to kill people."

His other proposal requires gun owners to store their firearms securely.

"We want people to be responsible for their weapons. The Marshall County shooting from the reports I got, I understand he used his stepfather's gun that was unsecure and he went into Marshall County, and Lord knows what his reason was, went into the common area of the school and killed two students," said Brown.

A school safety bill was presented Wednesday. Brown says the bill is a good first step but it is not enough.

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