Kentucky has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer. The only substantive state law restriction Kentucky places on firearm dealers is its prohibition on knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon.1
See the section on Firearms Trafficking in Kentucky for additional laws that limit private sales of firearms.
See our Universal Background Checks policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 237.070.