Kentucky has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer.  The only substantive state law restriction Kentucky places on firearm dealers is its prohibition on knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon.1

See the section on Firearms Trafficking in Kentucky for additional laws that limit private sales of firearms.

See our Universal Background Checks policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 237.070. ⤴︎