Moving from Florida to Kentucky


Buster04

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My wife and i are both getting transferred to the Lexington Kentucky office for three years we both have a Florida CCW permit I know that Kentucky honors Floridas ccw but we want to open carry some in Kentucky and from what I am reading we have to be a resident of Kentucky for six months before we can apply for a Kentucky CCW can we open carry legally in Kentucky with our current permits until we can obtain a Kentucky permit?
 

apvbguy

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I cannot answer your question on KY laws however you'd be wise to report your change of address to FLA.
 

NavyLCDR

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can we open carry legally in Kentucky with our current permits until we can obtain a Kentucky permit?

No permit at all is required to open carry in KY.

Kentucky | OpenCarry.org

Be advised, though, that Federal law makes it a felonly to carry a loaded firearm (concealed or openly) on public property within 1000' of a school in any state that you do not have that state's permit for. So, a Florida permit will not exempt you from the law in any state other than Florida. Nobody ever really concerns themselves with that law [18 USC 922 (q)(2)] because it is extremely rare that it is ever enforced, but open carrying increases your chances of drawing attention in a school zone especially if it is during school hours and even more especially if it is the time when children are arriving or departing. When I am outside of my home state of Washington I take a little bit of effort to be a bit discreet if I know I am close to a school or see that I am heading towards one.
 

NavyLCDR

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You might also want to be aware of this Kentucky Statute and look carefully at when the state determines you become a resident of Kentucky:

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(20) (a) A person who is not a resident of Kentucky and who has a valid license
issued by another state of the United States to carry a concealed deadly
weapon in that state may, subject to provisions of Kentucky law, carry a
concealed deadly weapon in Kentucky, and his or her license shall be
considered as valid in Kentucky.
(b) If a person with a valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon
issued from another state that has entered into a reciprocity agreement
with the Department of Kentucky State Police becomes a resident of
Kentucky, the license issued by the other state shall be considered as
valid for the first one hundred twenty (120) days of the person's residence
in Kentucky, if within sixty (60) days of moving to Kentucky, the person
completes a form promulgated by the Department of Kentucky State
Police which shall include:
1. A signed and notarized statement averring that to the best of his or
her knowledge the person's license to carry a concealed deadly
weapon is valid and in compliance with applicable out-of-state law,
and has not been revoked or suspended for any reason except for
valid forfeiture due to departure from the issuing state;
2. The person's name, date of birth, citizenship, gender, Social
Security number if applicable, proof that he or she is a citizen of the
United States, a permanent resident of the United States, or
otherwise lawfully present in the United States, former out-of-state
address, current address within the state of Kentucky, date on which
Kentucky residence began, state which issued the concealed carry
license, the issuing state's concealed carry license number, and the
state of issuance of license; and
3. A photocopy of the person's out-of-state license to carry a
concealed deadly weapon.
(c) Within sixty (60) days of moving to Kentucky, the person shall deliver the
form and accompanying documents by registered or certified mail, return
receipt requested, to the address indicated on the form provided by the
Department of Kentucky State Police pursuant to this subsection.
(d) The out-of-state concealed carry license shall become invalid in Kentucky
upon the earlier of:
1. The out-of-state person having resided in Kentucky for more than
one hundred twenty (120) days; or
2. The person being issued a Kentucky concealed deadly weapon
license pursuant to this section.
 

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