Governor Ernie Fletcher and his Democratic challenger both publicize they are gun owners.
Political Analyst Larry Sabato said in a state like Kentucky, where families commonly own guns, it's politically wise for candidates to say they have a shotgun or rifle.
That's in large part because of the clout of the 4.3-million member National Rifle Association.
Fletcher has won endorsement from the NRA in previous elections.
He said he supports gun ownership for all law-abiding citizens.
Beshear said he believes in the right to bear arms and owns a shotgun.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.