A new state law in Kentucky forbids local governments from creating laws regulating guns. For example, the new law forced the city of Crestwood to remove “firearms” from an ordinance regulating deadly weapons. A machete, a stick or a tire iron can be regulated by local governments as deadly weapons, but guns are not to be thought of that way — at least not at the local level.
What the state is doing is asserting its sole control over the regulation of guns. Only the Kentucky legislature can now pass laws regulating guns. Some pro-gun legislator must have figured it was easier for the NRA to keep things in line that way. Besides taking away the important right of local control, it makes for some odd legislation that allows just about anything to be declared a deadly weapon at the local level except for a gun.