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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 person convicted of a felony.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. 

  1. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 237.070.[]