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 2015, Ohio had the 26th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Ohio had the 23rd lowest 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 23rd 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.


Cost of Gun Violence in Ohio