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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Kentucky.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 22 June

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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Kentucky

Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

Similarly, Kentucky law prohibits possession of a firearm by anyone convicted of a felony after July 15, 1994, and possession of a handgun by anyone convicted of a felony after January 1, 1975. These prohibitions include any "youthful offender" convicted of a felony offense in the state…

Kentucky has no laws preventing the purchase or possession of firearms by:

- Violent misdemeanants;
- Persons with mental illness;
- Persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders; or
- Drug or alcohol abusers…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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