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    Traveler's checklist:

    *Standard firearms ownership:unrestricted, no permit or license required

    *Semi-auto gun ownership: unrestricted, no permit or license required

    *Machine gun ownership:
    no state restrictions, compliance with federal law only

    *Firearm law uniformity:
    preemption law, firearm laws uniform throughout state

    *Right of Self-Defense: castle doctrine, right protected by statute


    ****Open carry: unrestricted in most public areas and generally accepted****


    *Concealed carry:
    licenses granted to residents on a "shall issue" basis; automatic
    reciprocity for nonresidents with licenses from other states

    *Vehicle carry and transportation:
    firearms (rifles, shotguns and handguns) may
    be carried
    loaded and in plain view; loaded handguns maybe carried in
    the glove compartment (center console box carry is not allowed)

    *State Parks: concealed handgun carry by recognized licensees permitted


    Kentucky's rolling hills and tree-covered mountains provide the perfect
    setting for any Hollywood production about the early pioneers of the Ohio valley.
    Firearms carry in those days was essential for survival. Fortunately for gun-owners,
    Kentucky still maintains a healthyrespect for this heritage in its firearm laws.

    Kentucky requires a license to carry a firearm concealed on or about one's
    person. The State Police issue such permits through the local sheriff of the
    applicant's home county for a five year term. Kentucky does not grant permits to
    nonresidents but will recognize any permit issued by another state. Kentucky
    licenses allow the concealed carry of any deadly weapon by the permittee.

    A traveler without a permit may carry loaded firearms in a vehicle if the
    weapons are in plain view. Kentucky allows anyone to carry a loaded handgun in a
    visible belt holster or on the dashboard or passenger seat of one's car. Glove
    compartment carry is also considered legitimate as long the compartment is of the
    factory-installed variety on the passenger's side. Console boxes and seat pockets
    are not legitimate areas for unlicensed carry. Carrying a handgun in one of these
    areas is the same as placing the weapon under the seat. Both modes of carry are
    limited to persons possessing carry licenses. Rifles and shotguns may be carried
    loaded and in plain view. The weapons may be secured in gun racks, gun slings, or
    commercial gun cases located anywhere in the vehicle except concealed about the person.

    Travelers may carry loaded firearms in plain view while on foot in virtually any
    public area of the state. Such carry is best limited to visible belt holsters secured on
    one's hip. Kentucky's strong preemption law prevents this activity, as well as most
    others involving firearms, from being locally regulated. Recently, employers were
    further prohibited from preventing employees from carrying firearms in their vehicles
    while the vehicles are parked on company property.


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    Nice post!
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    So as it stands it is still generally recognized that you can't open carry in a state park???

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    Why can't you? I'm aware of any law banning you from state park carry. Nature preserves are a different thing--that we're working on.
    "*State Parks: concealed handgun carry by recognized licensees permitted" Honestly, that goes for the whole state!

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    That was a great post and need more like this one. Keep up the good job
    Capricorn

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    Is there a list of nature preserves within KY? I heard that Natural Bridge was considered one but I always thought it was a state park.

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    Natural Bridge is a state park/nature preserve combo. It's both. According to KSNPC's own rules, firearms are banned from KSNPs. This however, is unconstitutional. I told the director of KSNPC that I would continue to carry in a constitutional manner regardless of his silly rules. He said I would be cited if found to be carrying. This would be easily defeated in court, and I believe a good lawsuit would ensue as he is aware of the unconstitutionality of the rule.

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    Take a chance at it and get the ball rolling for us. I have a carry conceal permit and really don't affect me.:P
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    It's still against the law to CC there as well. I have no problem with getting the ball rolling on this one; I'm just not going out of my way to do so. Next time I visit Natural Bridge, I'll certainly OC as I always do.

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