Kentucky Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Kentucky Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue (Constitutional Carry)
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:No
Prohibited Locations:
  • Law enforcement buildings
  • Detention facilities
  • Courthouses
  • County/ municipality/ special district meetings
  • General Assembly and related committee meetings
  • Establishments primarily devoted to serving alcohol
  • Elementary/ secondary school facilities
  • Child-care facilities (except in-home)
  • Secured airport areas
  • TVA property (except for hunting)
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Kentucky PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes
Licensing Age:

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