Kentucky

Summary 
Kentucky is one of our “Gold Star” open carry states. There is complete state preemption of all firearms laws, open carry is constitutionally protected with court precedent and law enforcement is aware of its legality.
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State Constitution Bill of Rights, Section IAll men are, by nature, free and equal, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights, among which may be reckoned: First: The right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties. Seventh: The right to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the State, subject to the power of the General Assembly to enact laws to prevent persons from carrying concealed weapons.
Minimum Age to OC 18
Preemption Complete State Preemption of All Firearm LawsNOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms
Open Car Carry You may open carry in a vehicle either in plain view OR in a glove box.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet DeterminedNOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders
College Carry Carry Not Statutorily ProhibitedNOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions
Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at Handgunlaw.us

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