Ohio does not require a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer.
Ohio prohibits any person from recklessly selling, lending, giving, or furnishing a firearm to a person prohibited by state law from acquiring a firearm.1 Moreover, Ohio prohibits possessing a firearm with the purpose of disposing of it in violation of this provision.2
Ohio also restricts sales to young people.
See Firearms Trafficking in Ohio for additional laws regarding private sales.
See our Private Sales policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.