Kentucky Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Kentucky Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Kentucky gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Kentucky can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Kentucky State Constitution

"All men are, by nature, free and equal, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights, among which may be reckoned: … 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."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All 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.

Second: The right of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences.

Third: The right of seeking and pursuing their safety and happiness.

Fourth: The right of freely communicating their thoughts and opinions.

Fifth: The right of acquiring and protecting property.

Sixth: The right of assembling together in a peaceable manner for their common good, and of applying to those invested with the power of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes, by petition, address or remonstrance."

"All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety, happiness and the protection of property. For the advancement of these ends, they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may deem proper."

Kentucky Gun Laws

Kentucky Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Kentucky Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us) Kentucky Qualifications For A CCDW License (Source: Kentucky State Police)
Kentucky CCDW Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Kentucky State Police)

Kentucky Hunting Rules & Regulations

Kentucky Hunting (Source: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources)
Kentucky Hunting Regulations (Source: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources)
Kentucky Hunting License and Permit Fees (Source: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources)
Kentucky Online Licensing and Permit Agent (Source: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources)
Kentucky Hunter Education (Source: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources)

Kentucky Shooting Ranges

Kentucky Public Lands Hunting (Source: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Kentucky Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Kentucky NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Kentucky State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Kentucky Gun Shows and FFLs

Kentucky Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Kentucky Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Kentucky FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Kentucky Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Kentucky Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Kentucky Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Kentucky Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

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