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    My friend was telling me that cities/counties can make their own laws resrticting open carry. Can cities/counties really go against state laws?

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    depends on your state. What is your state, and what research have you done so far to get to this conclusion?

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    My state is Kentucky. I have tried to find the city laws for Lexington but I have yet to find anything.

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    Quad_Just look at what opencarry/packing.org say about kentucky. The answers to you question are only a mouseclick away.



    http://www.opencarry.org/ky.html





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    "No City, County, Urban-County Government may occupy any part of the field of regulations of the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, ammunition or components of firearms or combinations thereof.
    Effective: July 13, 1984
    History: Created 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 42, sec 1, effective July 13, 1984"

    Am I to understand that the local cities and counties cannot infringe on the right to open carry? Did I interprate that correctly?

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    Quad4_72 wrote:

    "No City, County, Urban-County Government may occupy any part of the field of regulations of the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, ammunition or components of firearms or combinations thereof.
    Effective: July 13, 1984
    History: Created 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 42, sec 1, effective July 13, 1984"

    Am I to understand that the local cities and counties cannot infringe on the right to open carry? Did I interprate that correctly?



    You're almost right. What this means is that firearms laws are not in the domain of municipal governments. Only the state can make laws in the area of firearms. And since the ultimate state law, the constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky only allows restrictions on concealed carry, neither the state nor any local government unit has the authority to make laws that contradict it, short of amending the constitution.




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    Cool. So I should feel complete confidence open carrying knowing that it is 100% legal

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    Quad, check out the Kentucky page here at OCDO.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum25/14.html
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