One-fifth of Kentucky counties have passed resolutions declaring local governments "Second Amendment sanctuaries" and many more are poised to vote on the issue, including some cities. In Lyon County, elected leaders are keeping an eye on the movement, but nothing has officially come before local government.
"I've had a few calls about it," said Judge-Executive Wade White. "We are watching and studying it."
Nothing was discussed about gun sanctuaries or brought before Lyon Fiscal Court at last week's meeting.
Caldwell County is among the latest to have an organized group approach county government about passing such a resolution. Last week, organizers hosted an information meeting and voted to send their resolution to the judge-executive and county attorney for review.
As of Monday, 24 of Kentucky's 120 counties had approved some type of gun sanctuary resolution, including Trigg, Hancock, Warren, Monroe, Cumberland, Adair, Wayne, Harlan, Leslie, Letcher, Pike, Knott, Magoffin, Breathitt, Lee, Menifee, Lewis, Carter, Boyd, Kenton, Pendleton, Bracken and Scott counties.
Elsewhere, all of Wyoming, Kansas, Idaho and Alaska; most all of Virginia; sizable portions of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico and Illinois; a smattering of counties in Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and Maryland; and one county each in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have some Second Amendment sanctuary laws or resolutions in place.
It is unclear if resolutions could act as a legal defense against state or federal gun laws, but supporters believe it can serve to warn federal and state politicians of political blowback that could result from supporting gun control legislation.
A Red Flag law could be proposed in the current legislative session in Kentucky.
Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, is working to draft the bill that would allow an individual's firearms to be taken if the person is deemed dangerous. Supporters say it could prevent suicides, domestic violence and mass shootings. Critics say it could infringe on Second Amendment rights.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)