The Kentucky Senate voted Monday to pass a bill that means if new federal gun laws are passed, the state doesn’t have to follow them.
The Senate voted 34-3 to approve Senate Bill 129.
The bill gives Kentucky permission to ignore any new federal gun laws.
Republican Sen. Jared Carpenter of Berea sponsored the bill.
He said it’s necessary to protect the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gives people the right to keep and bear arms.
The three Democratic senators who voted no, however, said there are better ways to protect that right.
They said the bill violates the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause. They added that people don’t have the right to pick and choose which federal laws they will follow.
The bill will now head to the House for a vote.