State Law Background

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 2016, Ohio had the 25th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Ohio had the 20th lowest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Ohio were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 20th lowest rate among the states.

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.

Reports

Cost of Gun Violence in Ohio