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    I'm from Louisville and was wondering where the minimum age of open carry (18yrs) comes from. Is it that 18 is when you can buy a rifle/SG and therefore can open carry them?

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    boohickey11 wrote:
    I'm from Louisville and was wondering where the minimum age of open carry (18yrs) comes from. Is it that 18 is when you can buy a rifle/SG and therefore can open carry them?
    Welcome to OCDO, Boohickey11!

    There seems to be much confusion about this age question ,and please be aware that IANAL.

    In KY, one has to be 21 or over to buy a handgun from a FFL holder, ie a licensed gundealer, and over 18 to buy a long gun from a FFL holder.

    HOWEVER;

    One need only be 18 or over to buy a handgun in a PRIVATE SALE, provided that you have not been disbarred by way of felony convictions, et, and the seller has no reason to suppose that you are a felon, or likely to misuse the weapon.

    AN 18 year old may be given a handgun, particularly by a family member. (Must becareful about the straw purchase thing if, say, a dad wanted to buy a gun for his 18-21 year old kid.)

    Therefore, if an 18 year old legally posesses a handgun, he may carry it OPENLY, or at least that is how I interpret things!

    No CDWL available for CC, however, until one reaches 21.

    Funnily enough, I can find no lower age limit for the posession of LONG guns!

    I would welcome confirmation or otherwiseof the above stuff from any of the other guys! I HAVE been known to get it wrong!

    TrueBrit.



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    527.100 Possession of handgun by minor.

    (1) A person is guilty of possession of a handgun by a minor when, being under the age

    of eighteen (18) years, he possesses, manufactures, or transports a handgun as

    defined by KRS 527.010, except when the person is:

    (a) In attendance at a hunter's safety course or a firearms safety course;

    ...ect... snip...

    (3) Possession of a handgun by a minor is a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense

    and a Class D felony for each subsequent offense.

    Effective:
    July 15, 1994

    History:
    Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994.

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    ijusam wrote:



    527.100 Possession of handgun by minor.



    (1) A person is guilty of possession of a handgun by a minor when, being under the age



    of eighteen (18) years, he possesses, manufactures, or transports a handgun as



    defined by KRS 527.010, except when the person is:



    (a) In attendance at a hunter's safety course or a firearms safety course;



    ...ect... snip...



    (3) Possession of a handgun by a minor is a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense



    and a Class D felony for each subsequent offense.



    Effective:
    July 15, 1994



    History:
    Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1994.
    Seems therefore that once one reaches the age of 18, one is good to go, since the above 527.100 specifically mentions MINORS under18 years of age, no?

    Thanks for the cite, ijusam, I ought to start looking this stuff up myself, and you have saved me a job!

    Best wishes,

    TrueBrit.

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    boohickey11 wrote:
    I'm from Louisville and was wondering where the minimum age of open carry (18yrs) comes from. Is it that 18 is when you can buy a rifle/SG and therefore can open carry them?
    The law is shown below above. There are a few restricted exceptions. As far as I know, long guns are good to go.

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    I completely forgot about asking this question. Thanks for your answers. It's all good information to know.

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    I've been concealed carrying for a few months now and have just returned from my first open carry trip to WalMart. I didn't see any strange faces but then again I wasn't looking for any.

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    hey guys, im 18, and i live in UT, but my gal is in KY. i carry my handgun alllll over the place here, our laws state that you cant carry a loaded handgun on public streets, etc... but the law states that a weapon is deemed loaded when there is a cartridge in FIRING POSITION... so we just leave the chamber empty, and keep the mag full, and in the gun ive been carrying for awhile, and i go into walmarts, stores, shops, everywhere, and havent been confronted by police (yet) but i love open carrying, its a fun thing to do! (just came back from richmond KY a couple weeks ago, shoulda taken the Glock!)

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    boohickey11 wrote:
    I'm from Louisville and was wondering where the minimum age of open carry (18yrs) comes from. Is it that 18 is when you can buy a rifle/SG and therefore can open carry them?
    Did you check the "min AG ot OC" tab before asking this question?

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    KY is a goldstar state YEEYUH!

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