Gun Regulations

Local gun regulation can be a controversial and challenging topic in your city. Due to the federal and state constitutional right to bear arms, Kentucky cities can only regulate firearms in very limited circumstances specifically authorized by state statutes or case law. Below are some must-know facts about gun laws in Kentucky that affect a city’s ability to regulate when and where citizens carry weapons.

Here’s what you CAN do:


The law is clear about what your city CANNOT do. Stay away from the following approaches.

Cities should review their ordinances to ensure they are in compliance with these laws. Contact the KLC Legal Department at 800-876-4552 for sample ordinances and more information.