Our 100% "You Don't Have to Guess" Promise... If you are over the age of 18 and have not been convicted of a felony or an assault- we guarantee* any pepper spray, self defense, or security product listed on this website are legal to ship/use/carry in the state of Kentucky at the time of purchase. Most cities and counties simply comply with the state level laws, however, we recommend you check with your local city or county police department for any additional restrictions.
Video Explanation of KY State Laws
In Plain English: Kentucky Pepper Spray Law Explanation
Pepper spray is LEGAL to buy/carry/use/ship to Kentucky
Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Cannot have any convicted felonies on record
For self defense purposes only
Kentucky laws allow you to protect yourself with firearms or non-lethal weapons for the purposes of self-defense. Non-lethal products, which include a variety of pepper spray products and electronic devices designed to temporarily incapacitate, like stun guns, are included on the legal list. In addition, we have personal alarms to alert those around you if you are in trouble by emitting an ear piercing sound. Since you pull a pin out that you can throw away from your person, the assailant would have to find and put the pin back in to stop the device from making noise or spend time trying to break the device, either of which make him or her more vulnerable to discovery. Everything that we sell is in compliance with the Kentucky state laws regarding personal protection.
Large cities all across the country, like Louisville, are experiencing an increase in violent crimes. But—remember that crime can happen anywhere, and at any time, even in places you might assume to be safe. It’s important that you take proper precautions to make sure that you are keeping yourself out of harms way. Having self-defense skills can help, and carrying pepper spray or a stun gun can further put the odds in your favor.
Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, whether traveling for business or enjoying recreational activities, it’s smart to understand the risk of each situation and how you can lessen your odds of becoming a victim.
What the Official Kentucky State Law Says
The only reference to defining a “weapon” we could find was here:
527.010 Definitions for chapter.
The following definitions apply in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Booby trap device" shall have the same meaning as set forth in KRS 237.030.
(2) "Deface" means to remove, deface, cover, alter, or destroy the manufacturer's serial number or any other distinguishing number or identification mark.
(3) "Destructive device" shall have the same meaning as set forth in KRS 237.030.
(4) "Firearm" means any weapon which will expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.
(5) "Handgun" means any pistol or revolver originally designed to be fired by the use of a single hand, or any other firearm originally designed to be fired by the use of a single hand.