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    New to OC

    I am 18 years old. I bought a 9mm off of my friend and want to open carry but don't know where to start.
    First, can I legally own a handgun? Secondly, can I open carry it? Where can I keep it in my truck and no be illegal?

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    Yes you can legally own it. Yes, you can openly carry it. You can keep it on your side, in the open, or in any enclosed factory installed storage compartment (meaning the glove box, console, etc.); check out KRS 527.020 for more information on car carry at http://lrc.ky.gov/krs/titles.htm . You can also look at the thread at the top of the KY forum titled "KY gun laws."

    EDIT: Scroll down to chapter "527: offenses realting to firearms and weapons" on the website I gave you and click the blue link; on the new page click on ".020 Carrying concealed deadly weapon." You can also go to chapter 237 for more firearm statutes.
    Last edited by KYGlockster; 08-19-2012 at 02:41 PM.
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    While I welcome you to OCDO, it is really a poor time to be asking the question of can you legally own a gun.

    Yes you can buy/acquire a handgun, just not from a dealer/FFL.

    Yes you can OC it in your state.
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    Welcome. As the others have mentioned, learn what you can and can not do before you do it. To quote the Steve Earle song, "devils right hand" (about a gun of course) he say's "I soon found out, it'll get you into trouble but it can't get you out"

    You have found a great place for info. I hope you remain active with us at OCDO. Once again, welcome.
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    Maybe I kinda left that open. I have read throughly through the stickies but I guess just wanted "reassurance" before I actually started carrying.

    Another question, say I'm using a hip holster, is it considered concealed if I sit in a car and the officer can't see it? Maybe the console or something is blocking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loganhorse View Post
    Maybe I kinda left that open. I have read throughly through the stickies but I guess just wanted "reassurance" before I actually started carrying.

    Another question, say I'm using a hip holster, is it considered concealed if I sit in a car and the officer can't see it? Maybe the console or something is blocking it.
    No. It is carried openly on your person and you are not making an effort to conceal the firearm. The firearm is simply out of view of the officer, not completely concealed! You are OK to leave it on your side in your car!

    You never know how an officer will interpret the law, and you could be charged (very unlikely though) if an officer is ignorant of the term concealed. A concealed charge would never stick though, and it is not something I would worry about. You could be arrested at anytime for nearly anything if an officer wants to jeoporadize his job to make a false arrest. If you worry about being arrested you will never carry; just know the law (so you know you are right) and carry on!

    From KRS 527.020:

    527.020 Carrying concealed deadly weapon.
    (1) A person is guilty of carrying a concealed weapon when he or she carries concealed a firearm or other deadly weapon on or about his or her person.
    Last edited by KYGlockster; 08-20-2012 at 06:20 PM.
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    "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined."-Patrick Henry; speaking of protecting the rights of an armed citizenry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutshot View Post
    You "read throughly through [sic]" the one sticky in the Ky. forum? The other state forums are irrelevant to Ky. law.
    Yes.

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