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March 30, 2015

Vol. 9   No. 09

Ohio reaches concealed-carry reciprocity with 5 states

For all my friends who visit Ohio:

The Columbus Dispatch - March 23, 2015 04:22 PM
By Maria DeVito

Ohioans with concealed-carry permits now can legally carry their handguns in five more states.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has reached concealed-carry reciprocity agreements with Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire, Texas and Wisconsin. Ohio already had concealed-carry reciprocity with 23 other states.

A new gun law effective today requires more rigorous background checks, decreased training to obtain a permit, allows hunters to use suppressors on guns and authorizes Ohioans to buy rifles, shotguns and ammunition from any state.

Additionally, concealed-carry permits issued by other states are now valid in Ohio under the new law, but only if the permit holder is not an Ohio resident and is in the state temporarily.

DeWine’s annual report showed that 110,212 concealed carry permits were issued or renewed last year.

Maria DeVito is a fellow in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Statehouse News Bureau.

As with every other state, if you choose to carry your handgun in Ohio, Texas law does not follow you across the State line.  Play by Ohio rules.  Click here for a .pdf download of Ohio's Concealed Carry Laws.


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