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    Sorry, not much time to look, been a while being here, don't know if all laws are up to date. I know used to be able to opencarry in Kentucky. Still this way? What are the 'do nots'?

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    If you are legal to carry a firearm in Kentucky, you are legal to openly carry a firearm. Certain rules apply to vehicles, courts and other places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marine77 View Post
    Sorry, not much time to look, been a while being here, don't know if all laws are up to date. I know used to be able to opencarry in Kentucky. Still this way? What are the 'do nots'?
    There are only two Ky. statues that deal with open carry. KRS 527.070, no guns on school property(K thru 12). Its a felony with prison time. KRS 244.125, no LOADED guns in a room where alcohol is served by the drink. Exception for restuarants.
    Colleges and universities property can kick you out, just like a private business, but no criminal penalty. Detention facilities ban all gun, as do court facilities. These two places you might forfiet the weapon, maybe contempt of court charge.
    Cities and counties can not have any restrictions on open carry. All federal property is "NO GUNS". This just the "Cliff Notes" summary. Open carry is legal on all other public property.
    OC has been legal since Ky. became a state in 1792. For over 100 years, it was the only legal way to carry a gun in Ky. I don't expect that it will change anytime soon.

    Don't's? Don't shoot anybody, including yourself, unless its absolutely necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Starks View Post
    If you are legal to carry a firearm in Kentucky, you are legal to openly carry a firearm. Certain rules apply to vehicles, courts and other places.
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    What are the rules for open carry in a vehicle? When I open carry in a vehicle, it's in the holster on my hip. I know about being on the seat next to me or in a glove box or other storage container in the vehicle.
    If you're not ashamed to own it, don't be ashamed to open carry it.

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Concealed carry, where you HIDE the exercise of your right to carry arms.

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