Driving to KY- what's off limits?

Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by budder, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I checked the handgunlaw.us lists for TN and KY and they both seem to be pretty similar to GA:
    Don't have to notify
    No alcohol-serving restaurants
    No schools, unless not a student
    No public parks

    Except that signs are legal via 39-17-1359 in TN. I'll probably only be stopping in TN to pick up/drop off someone, get gas, and maybe to eat, so I shouldn't run into any problems, except for the alcohol thing. In KY, I'll be staying with a friend, so I don't think we'll visit any off-limits places other than restaurants.

    Am I missing anything? Also, it will be fine to carry at the actual shoot, right?
     
  2. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    You can't go shoot up Macktee's old house!!!

    :shoot: = :jail:

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  3. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    They had houses back then? I thought we were still living in caves!
     
  4. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

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    Actually in KY, you can carry in restaurants that serve alcohol, just not if they generate more than 49% (majority) of their revenue from alcohol sales. I.e. Applebees is ok, Frank's Doghouse is not.

    You can also open carry in KY without a license, the same restrictions apply to an open carry as concealed. You will get harrassed in the bigger cities though, Lexington, L-Ville. But KY recognizes GA's GFL, so you will be ok.

    disclaimer* I used to live in Lexington, never had a CCW, just open carried, not one LEO encounter, but your mileage may vary depending on if you are downtown.
     
  5. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, you're right. I misread. The .pdf says that I can't carry into the bar area of a restaurant. It didn't mention anything about a 49% rule.
     
  6. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

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    If there is a Bar area, yes it is off limits, but otherwise your ok. the 49% thing just shows that the purpose of the establishment is to generate revenue from alcohol sales, versus food or entertainment.
     
  7. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    :) I'm used to that, since TX has a 51% law.
     
  8. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  9. wsweeks2

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    I forgot to add the smart @$$ answer to your original question - "Not near as much as in GA."
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    As in the majority of states. :wink:
     
  11. Macktee

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    Hey butter:

    One thing you'll have to watch in KY is your speed. I believe the limit on interstates is only 65 and, unlike GA, they don't have to give you 10 mph over that! I've heard of people getting tickets for one mile over the limit!

    KSP drive gray Crown Vics and many of them are "slick-tops". Lots and lots of local departments that might be driving anything.

    You'll probably see more cops in TN, but there's a greater chance of them seeing you in KY. Out of state violators fund a good portion of the state's revenue needs........

    :handcuffs:

    And, they can hold you until you post bail, or pay the ticket, if you're driving like a total idiot!

    :jail:

    A site you may want to check: http://speedtrap.org/

    Highway rest stops are off limits, but most of KY is OK with carry. As mentioned, open carry is legal without a license! Larger cities will hassle you for it, but in the smaller towns, you'll probably see others doing so.

    TN is fairly restrictive. Travel thru TN without a license requires gun and ammo in separate, locked containers in the trunk (or out of driver's reach). KY allows unlicensed carry in a vehicle but only in the glove box.

    As you have a GFL, you'll be OK.

    Stay away from my old neighborhood! Really! The part of Louisville where I grew up is not one where you'll feel safe... even when packing!!!

    :help:

    As for the places where I lived after that, I keep in touch with some people and really wouldn't them finding out I know you....! I'm sure you can understand. You don't go around telling people you and Ramm are buddies, now do you? Actually, I doubt any of us do!

    Enjoy Knob Creek. BE SURE to take hearing protection!!!



    :launcher: :uzi:
     
  12. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, Macktee! I'll keep my eyes open and speed down.

    However, I do tell people that I'm friends with Ramm. Last time a guy tried to mug me, I told him that I shook Ramm's hand at a meeting in August and ran like a bat out of Hell! I guess there are some things even muggers don't want to catch. :bigshock:
     
  13. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    :lol: