Kentucky Begins Accepting Concealed Carry Permit Applications Online

February 2 2015
by GSL Staff
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Kentucky has started using a new process for accepting applications for concealed carry permits.

The commonwealth previously required applicants to submit applications in person. The state then had 60 days to perform background checks and issue the permit.

Under the new online system, residents will have to pay an extra $10 ($70 instead of $60) to apply online, but the wait time is expected to be cut down to 15 days.

Of course, some people are freaking out about the new system. According to one local media report:

The move has drawn praise from many supporters of concealed-carry, but some question whether faster processing is necessarily better.

“A lot of people we find, especially males, they want the permit as fast as possible. But they don’t want to take the training,” said Anthony Deveaux, a Minnesota-based safety instructor for the United States Concealed Carry Association. The USCCA demonstrated some of its course offers during the Deer and Turkey Expo at the Kentucky Exposition Center this past weekend.

“You need the training. You need to know not only how to use your handgun, but when to use it,” Deveaux said. “And just as importantly, when the law says you shouldn’t use it.”

Not sure what that quote is supposed to imply since you still have to take the state mandated training course in Kentucky before you can apply for your permit, regardless of the method you use to transmit your documents to the state.

Kentucky residents can apply online here.

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