Police will take my guns if….

The police really does not have much of a right to take your guns as long as you are not doing anything illegal or if the gun is not stolen. The KRS makes this pretty clear, if you are a law abiding citizen and you are not forbidden to posses a firearm, you should have no worries of the police, or government, taking your guns. See this quote from KRS 237.104

No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, have the right to revoke, suspend, limit the use of, or otherwise impair the validity of the right of any person to purchase, transfer, loan, own, possess, carry, or use a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

So it’s simple, don’t do anything illegal with your firearm, don’t posses a stolen firearm and you have nothing to worry about!

See KRS 237.104 in it’s entirety here:

237.104 Rights to acquire, carry, and use deadly weapons not to be impaired — Seizure of deadly weapons prohibited — Application of section.

(1) No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, have the right to revoke, suspend, limit the use of, or otherwise impair the validity of the right of any person to purchase, transfer, loan, own, possess, carry, or use a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

(2) No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, take, seize, confiscate, or impound a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument from any person.

(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the taking of an item specified in subsection
(1) or (2) of this section from a person who is:
(a) Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to KRS 527.040;
(b) Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to federal law;
(c) Violating KRS 527.020;
(d) In possession of a stolen firearm;
(e) Using a firearm in the commission of a separate criminal offense; or
(f) Using a firearm or other weapon in the commission of an offense under KRS Chapter 150.

Effective: July 12, 2006 History: Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 240, sec. 7, effective July 12, 2006.

Please keep in mind that the information posted in this article is not intended to be used as a legal reference and may not be 100% accurate. This article is just an opinion of the author.