Gun Laws in Kentucky

State Law Background

Kentucky does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Local governments in Kentucky generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition, and the state requires local law enforcement to issue a concealed handgun license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2017, Kentucky had the 16th highest gun death rate among the states. Kentucky also supplied crime guns to other states at the eighth highest rate among the states. Kentucky exported crime guns at more than twice the national rate and more than twice the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.

Kentucky Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Kentucky, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.