Central City Police Department

Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons and License Information

 

Pursuant to KRS 527.020 Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon is a crime in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  A person is guilty of carrying a concealed weapon when he carries concealed a firearm or other deadly weapon on or about his person.

Carrying a concealed deadly weapon is a Class A Misdemeanor, unless the defendant has been previously convicted of a felony in which a deadly weapon was possessed, used, or displayed, in which case it is a Class D Felony.  It is unlawful for persons who have any prior Felony convictions or persons who have a Emergency Protective Order or a Domestic Violence Order against them, or any person that has ever been convicted of Domestic Violence to own or possess a firearm. 

Note:  Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon also refers to CCDW

Only persons who are licensed to carry or otherwise permitted by law may Carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon

The Kentucky State Police was authorized by KRS 237.110 and KRS 237.115 to issue Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons license beginning October 1, 1996. 

 

Qualifications for a CCDW License

The applicant for a carry concealed deadly weapon (CCDW) license must:

Be a citizen of the United States; and

Be a resident of Kentucky for at least six months prior to filing the application or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is on active duty, who is at the time of application assigned to a military posting in Kentucky, and who has been assigned to a posting in Kentucky for six months or longer immediately preceding the filing of the application; and

Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older; and

Not be under indictment for, or have been convicted of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; and

Not be a fugitive from justice; and

Not be an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; and

Not have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have committed to a mental institution; and

Not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; and

Not be subject to a domestic violence order or emergency protective order; and

Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (see section below for discussion of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence); and

Not be prohibited from the purchase, receipt or possession of firearms, ammunition or both pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), 18 U.S.C. 922(n), or applicable state law; and

Not have been committed to a state or federal facility for abuse of a controlled substance or convicted of a misdemeanor relating to a controlled substance within the three-year period immediately preceding the date the application was submitted; and

Not have two or more convictions for violating KRS 189A.010 (Operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other substance which impairs driving ability) within the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and

Not have been committed as an alcoholic pursuant to KRS Chapter 222 or similar laws of another state within the three (3) year period immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and

Not owe a child support arrearage which equals or exceeds the cumulative amount which would be owed after one (1) year of nonpayment; and

Have complied with any subpoena or warrant relating to child support or paternity proceedings; and

Have not been convicted of a violation of KRS 508.030 (Assault in the fourth degree) or 508.080 (Terroristic Threatening in the third degree) within the three years immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and

Demonstrate competence with a firearm by successful completion of a firearms safety or training course offered or approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training.

NOTE - ONLY SOME OF THE OFFENSES LISTED ABOVE HAVE A THREE-YEAR LIMITATION. OTHER OFFENSES, SUCH AS FELONIES AND MISDEMEANOR CRIMES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DO NOT HAVE A TIME LIMIT. IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR CRIME OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, YOU ARE INELIGIBLE FOR A CCDW LICENSE AND ARE PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM UNDER FEDERAL LAW, NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO YOU WERE CONVICTED.

 

 



Felony Convictions


If you have been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, i.e., a felony, you are not only ineligible to possess a CCDW license; federal law prohibits you from possessing a firearm. Individuals subject to this disability should immediately lawfully dispose of their firearms and ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recommends that individuals who have been convicted of a felony surrender their firearms and ammunition to a third party, such as their attorney, local police agency, or a federal firearms dealer. The continued possession of firearms or ammunition by persons under this disability is a violation of federal law and may subject the possessor to criminal penalties as well as seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition.

 

Diversion

Those on pretrial diversion for disqualifying offenses are not eligible for a CCDW license.

 

Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence (MCDV)

It is illegal under federal law for any person convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition (18 U.S.C. 922). A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(33) as an offense that:

Is a misdemeanor under federal or state law; and

Has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

The following misdemeanors under Kentucky law are deemed to be possible misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence. If you have been convicted of any of the following offenses, your application must be reviewed to determine whether your offense involved domestic violence:

KRS 508.030 Assault in the fourth degree (note that this is a three year state disqualifier even if domestic violence was not involved).

KRS 508.040 Assault under Extreme Emotional Disturbance

KRS 508.120 Criminal Abuse in the third degree

KRS 509.030 Unlawful Imprisonment in the second degree

KRS 510.120 Sexual Abuse in second degree

KRS 510.130 Sexual Abuse in third degree

KRS 510.140 Sexual Misconduct

KRS 525.060 Disorderly Conduct

KRS 525.070 Harassment

Note that there is no three-year limitation as with state disqualifiers. If you have been convicted of any of the above offenses, a domestic violence determination must be made regardless of how long ago you were convicted. A domestic violence determination must also be made if you were convicted of similar misdemeanors in federal court or another state or territory. You are not disqualified, even if domestic violence was involved, if your conviction was expunged, set aside or pardoned. If your conviction is determined to be a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you are not only ineligible to possess a CCDW license; federal law prohibits you from possessing a firearm. Individuals subject to this disability should immediately lawfully dispose of their firearms and ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recommends that individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence surrender their firearms and ammunition to a third party, such as their attorney, local police agency, or a federal firearms dealer. The continued possession of firearms or ammunition by persons under this disability is a violation of federal law and may subject the possessor to criminal penalties as well as seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition.

 

 

CCDW Application Process

Any person wishing to have a CCDW license must first complete the required training class by a certified instructor.

List of local certified instructors:

Rick Davenport       (270) 754-2431
Donavon Whitaker  (270) 754-5821
Roy Dyer                (270) 525-0015

(Note: the above list of instructors are provided solely for public information, the above individuals are not employed or contracted through the Central City Police Department)

 

An applicant for a CCDW license may obtain an application from the sheriff’s office in their county of residence.

The completed application along with $60.00 is to be returned to the sheriff’s office. (Retired police officers are exempt from the payment for the CCDW license).

The application will be sent to the Kentucky State Police within five working days.

The application form, completed under oath, must include the following:

 

 

CCDW Restrictions on Carrying by Qualified License Holders

A concealed firearm or other deadly weapon MAY NOT be carried in the following places:

 

What weapons are covered under the CCDW permit?

 

 

 

CCDW Reciprocity

Effective, July 15, 1998, Kentucky recognizes valid carry concealed weapons licenses issued by other states. 

Certain other jurisdictions that recognize Kentucky carry concealed permits may limit the right to carry concealed to handguns only and not allow for the carrying concealed of other types of weapons. Also, the laws of other jurisdictions may differ from the laws of Kentucky regarding the circumstances under which you may legally carry a concealed weapon. You are advised to contact all other jurisdictions in which you intend to carry concealed weapons with questions regarding these issues.

Chart: State/Territory Responses on Reciprocity*
 

YES Recognize Kentucky CCDW
NO Does not recognize Kentucky CCDW
OTHER Other: Contact State in regard to CCDW
reciprocity.
Alaska

YES

Alabama YES
Arizona YES Arkansas YES
California NO Colorado YES
Connecticut NO Delaware YES
District of Columbia NO Florida YES
Georgia YES Guam NO
Hawaii NO Illinois   NO
Idaho YES Indiana YES
Iowa NO Kansas NO
Louisiana YES Maine NO
Maryland NO Massachusetts NO
Michigan YES Minnesota NO
Mississippi YES Missouri YES
Montana YES Nebraska NO
Nevada NO New Hampshire YES
New Jersey NO New Mexico NO
New York NO North Carolina YES
North Dakota YES Ohio YES
Oklahoma YES Oregon NO
Pennsylvania YES Puerto Rico NO
Rhode Island OTHER Samoa Territory NO
South Carolina NO South Dakota YES
Tennessee YES Texas YES
US Virgin Islands OTHER Utah

YES

Vermont OTHER Virginia YES
Washington NO West Virginia YES
Wisconsin NO Wyoming YES

 

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Last Updated 12/06/2006