Oh, ho, ho, ho!SNIP 527.010 Definitions for chapter.
The following definitions apply in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:
(2) "Deface" means to remove, deface, cover, alter, or destroy the manufacturer's serial number or any other distinguishing number or identification mark
So, every S&W that ever left the factory with the Goncalo Alves target grips is illegal in KY??
The only possible motive for criminalizing covering a gun serial number is to defeat the 4th Amendment.
Think about it. If a cop has probable cause to believe the gun is stolen or was used in a crime, he can apply for a telephonic warrant to remove the covering from the serial number. Heck, he can likely squeeze in under the exigent circumstances exception to the warrant clause--a person could just throw the gun in a river.
There are too many avenues for any cop who legitimately has probable cause to suspect a gun. The only possible reason to criminalize covering the serial number is to defeat the 4th Amendment.
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