Effective June 28, citizens of Kentucky were no longer required to 
have a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in the Commonwealth.
    The change came from the 2019 Legislative Session via Senate Bill 
150, which removes the requirement for a Con-cealed Carry Deadly 
Weapon (CCDW) permit.
    The new concealed carry law applies to those 21 years of age or 
older and otherwise qualified to carry a firearm in Kentucky. 
Restrictions on where the carry of weapons are permitted remains 
unchanged from the existing CCDW law.
    Carrying of concealed deadly weapons by Kentucky residents visiting 
other states is governed by the laws of those states. It will be the 
responsibility of the gun owner to check with other states prior to 
traveling in those areas, to verify whether a license is required.
    The laws of other states may also differ on what weapons may be 
carried.
    Any person who is eligible to possess a firearm under the laws of 
the United States and the Commonwealth of Ken-tucky, is permitted to 
carry a concealed firearm or other concealed deadly weapon in 
Kentucky, without regard to their state of residency.
    KSP will continue to issue and renew licenses to carry concealed 
weapons for those who wish to apply and meet the qualifications.
    For more information about the CCDW law, including information about 
obtaining a license and reciprocity should contact http://kentuckystatepolice.org/ccdw/.

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