Glovebox carry in KY is not concealed

Glovebox carry in KY is not concealed

Many people like to carry guns in their vehicle, however, many people do not because they think they are breaking the law. This is not the case in Kentucky. According to KRS 527.020 a gun can be carried (loaded or unloaded) within any manufacturer installed compartment of the vehicle and it will NOT be considered concealed. Here is the quoted text directly from the website

A loaded or unloaded firearm or other deadly weapon shall not be deemed concealed on or about the person if it is located in any enclosed container, compartment, or storage space installed as original equipment in a motor vehicle by its manufacturer, including but not limited to a glove compartment, center console, or seat pocket, regardless of whether said enclosed container, storage space, or compartment is locked, unlocked, or does not have a locking mechanism.

Therefore if you are legally permitted to carry or posses a firearm in KY, then you can carry the gun in your glovebox without a ccdw permit.

The statute goes on to say that nobody can prohibit you from carrying a firearm in your vehicle. Read here:

No person or organization, public or private, shall prohibit a person from keeping a loaded or unloaded firearm or ammunition, or both, or other deadly weapon in a vehicle in accordance with the provisions of this subsection. Any attempt by a person or organization, public or private, to violate the provisions of this subsection may be the subject of an action for appropriate relief or for damages in a Circuit Court or District Court of competent jurisdiction. This subsection shall not apply

So you may also want to read the other article I have about employer’s¬†prohibiting firearms on their property.


You can read this whole statute right here:


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.