Carrying a firearm openly in hand is not a violation of that statute nor will any officer tha that does not want a ton of problems stop a carrier for it.alas Ghost, et al., a rose by any other name is still a violation of KY 508.050 ~ Menacing, quote:
(1) A person is guilty of menacing when he intentionally places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury.
(2) Menacing is a Class B misdemeanor.
Effective:January 1, 1975 History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 69, effective January 1, 1975.
The open carry of a firearm is not a reason to make a stop. That is settled ky law.
No statute requires the firearm to be slung or holstered.
Pointing the firearm at someone with no reasonable reason to would violate that statute, though it would have to be on video or witnessed by an officer to hold up in court.