Ky. Catholic Conference to support gun safety bill in Ky., applauds direction of immigration debate

01/28/2013 07:20 PM

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky will back a proposal that’s expected to be introduced in the Kentucky House next week that would place “reasonable controls” on guns.

Rev. Patrick Delahanty, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, said the conference supports the right for Americans to bear arms for protection — just not military-style assault weapons that can be used to kill many people quickly.

“We would support proposed legislation that tries to reduce violence, that tries to put some kind of reasonable controls on guns and tries to make sure that where there are guns in homes and other places that they are kept secure so they don’t fall into the wrong hands and people don’t get harmed accidentally,” Delahanty said at 6:00 of the video.

Delahanty also said he was encouraged by the news out of Washington that a bipartisan group of eight senators had agreed on principles for a major immigration reform bill. One of the key principles a swifter pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants and for seasonal workers.

“In terms of seasonal workers what we want to see and what the country needs is they need a workable temporary worker program. And the elements of that would have to include protections for U.S. workers and those who are coming in and who would be going home,” (at 1:00).

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