It is official: Any citizen who legally possesses a gun in Kentucky now has the freedom to carry it about under a coat, inside a wallet or tucked into a hip holster just like they can in any other state. It also eliminates an exception that prevented residents of Kentucky from having a concealed carry license if they owed more than twelve months of child support, had misdemeanor drug or alcohol abuse or were delinquent on a court ordered child support payment. The law is in place to help protect those with guns, which has been known to be responsible in accidental shooting incidents.
Concealed carry was not illegal in Kentucky when the concealed handgun law was enacted in 2020. This was the first of several attempts at changing the state’s concealed handgun law over the past couple of decades. Many states have attempted to tighten up their laws since the last attempt at a change occurred, but none have done so effectively. While many states in the country have moved toward loosening their own concealed handgun laws, Kentucky was able to move the most aggressively in recent history.
Kentucky’s laws include different types of guns that can be lawfully carried, but there are certain ones that require special licenses to purchase. Each of these guns must have a unique identification card for legal carrying.
Handguns must have a license to carry before anyone can buy one, regardless of age or gender. Some gun owners to obtain a permit to possess their guns after owning for a specific amount of time. Handguns are only allowed to be carried if the person can pass a written test, and that person has no way of legally transporting the handgun without taking it with them.
Handguns must be registered with the state and they can only be carried by adults over the age of eighteen. There is also a special license that is required to use airsoft guns that are less powerful than actual firearms.
If you want to make sure that your child is safe and that you can protect them, it is always a good idea to talk to a legal professional about the best course of action to take. There is a wide range of options for both the parents and the gun owner to consider, including things such as what kind of permit they need to get, where they can legally bring guns around the state and even when they have to leave the house, and how to avoid being prosecuted for a crime that involves owning or possessing a gun that is legal.