(1) A person is guilty of possession of a defaced firearm when he knowingly possesses a defaced firearm unless he makes a report to the police or other appropriate government agency of such possession prior to arrest or authorization of a warrant by a court.
(2) Possession of a defaced firearm is a Class A misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 527.050

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Firearm: means any weapon which will expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. See Kentucky Statutes 527.010
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 238, effective January 1, 1975.