Owensboro, KY asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Kentucky

Q: I work at a church in Kentucky. We have a school, but it’s a separate building. Am I allowed to carry a concealed weapon

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You’ll need to check the administrative regulations for your particular church and school and see what is permissible.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Kentucky, the laws regarding carrying a concealed weapon, especially in places like schools and churches, can be quite specific and are subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

For churches, the ability to carry a concealed weapon often depends on the church's own policies. Some churches may allow it, while others may prohibit it. It's important to check with your church's leadership or governing body to understand their stance on this issue.

Regarding the school, Kentucky law generally prohibits carrying a concealed weapon on school property. Since the school is a separate building, this law would typically apply, even if the school is affiliated with the church. There are exceptions, such as for certain school officials or law enforcement, but these are specific and limited.

Given the potential legal complexities and the serious nature of carrying a concealed weapon, especially in sensitive areas like schools, it's advisable to seek further legal counsel. An attorney can provide detailed guidance based on the latest laws and any specific circumstances of your situation. Remember, it's crucial to ensure compliance with both state law and the policies of your church and the affiliated school.

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