Ohio State Law Summary

Posted on January 1, 2012

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Last updated December 9, 2013

In our publication 2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter, the Law Center ranked each state based on a review of state laws in 30 different firearms-related policy areas. Ohio ranked 19th out of 50 – having enacted some gun violence prevention laws.

In 2013, Ohio did not enact any new laws regarding firearms.

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Among other things, Ohio requires a firearm owner to report the loss or theft of any firearm in the person’s possession or under the person’s control.

However, Ohio does not:

In 2010, Ohio had the 31st highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Ohio had the 27th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Ohio were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 27th lowest rate among the states. Based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in every year from 2006 to 2009, Ohio was one of the top seven interstate suppliers of crime guns. In 2009, Ohio was also the top interstate supplier of crime guns to both West Virginia and Michigan.

Ohio Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Ohio, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.