The Columbus Dispatch - March 23, 2015
By Maria DeVito
with concealed-carry permits now can legally carry their
handguns in five more states.
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
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
annual report showed that 110,212 concealed carry permits
were issued or renewed last year.
DeVito is a fellow in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Statehouse News Bureau.