If Mayor Paxton is the President of the Ky. League of Cities he should know the law better.
I sent the following email to Mayor Paxton, others of you may want to sent him your thoughts on this subject.
I just read a news article on LEX18.com concerning some comments you are reported to have made about a Paducah resident, Charley Pulley, and firearms possession. This news report claimed you were the president of the Ky League of Cities. How can you be so ignorant of state law? KRS 65.870 says:
65.870 Local firearms control ordinances prohibited.
No city, county or urban-county government may occupy any part of the field of regulation of the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying or transportation of firearms, ammunition, or components of firearms or combination thereof.
This has been the law in Ky, for almost thirty years. The prohibition on carrying a gun in city buildings only applies to concealed weapons and only then in very specific situations. You Sir are an ignorant fool and worse than that, your ignorance has been displayed for everyone to see on LEX18.com and everywhere on the internet. You have been outwitted by a citizen with no government experience.
Mayor Paxton's email address is
I am also sending an email to the KY. League of Cities and asking how their President of the Executive Board, Mayor Paxton's actual title, can be so ill informed about Ky. law. It is part of their job to inform city officials on legal issues.
There is a email form at this website for that purpose.
The click on "KLC Staff", in the menu in the upper left. Then click the email icon next to "Temple Juett's" name. Join the fun if you like.