Kentucky's New Concealed Carry Law Goes into Effect Today. Will Crime Increase?
Today Kentucky becomes one of 15 states that do not require a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The new law does not change where individuals can carry weapons, and with a small exception for certain misdemeanor convictions, does not change who can lawfully possess a firearm. In fact, Kentuckians could already “open carry” – that is, carry a weapon in plain sight, without a permit. Permit-less Carry States are among the safest states in the country According to U.S. News &