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The Ohio Trading Post Network allows you to post guns for sale on all of its trade groups. Ohio Gun Laws must be followed at all times. Anyone known to be violating any of these laws will be banned
Ohio Gun Laws

The information contained herein is not intended as legal advice or any restatement of law. A licensed, local attorney should be consulted for interpretation of the law in specific situations. All State, Federal, and Local laws must be followed.
Ohio State Laws Overview, Purchase, Possession, and Carrying Firearms

PURCHASE

The state of Ohio does not mandate the obtaining of any permits to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun.

It is illegal for any dealer, vendor or private party to sell a firearm to any person under the age of 18 or a handgun to any person under the age of 21. No person may give a firearm to any person under the age of 18 or a handgun to a person under the age of 21 unless the firearm is for the purpose of education, sports, or hunting.

It is illegal for any person to willfully or recklessly sell, give, lend or otherwise assist in the acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm or who is clearly under the influence of any controlled substance or alcohol.

Residents of Ohio over the age of 18 who qualify for firearms purchases in Ohio may lawfully purchase a shotgun, rifle or ammunition for such firearms in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Residents of these states listed above over the age of 18 may purchase any of the above items in the state of Ohio. All transactions must be in compliance with federal law.


POSSESSION

The state of Ohio does not mandate any the obtaining of any permits for the possession of a rifle, shotgun or handgun.

It is illegal for a person to willfully possess, carry, acquire or use a firearm if a person is:
#9726; An alcoholic or addict of any controlled substance.
#9726; A fugitive with outstanding warrants for his or her arrest.
#9726; A convict of a violent felony, currently awaiting trial for a violent felony, or a delinquent adjudicated for a violent crime that would be classified as a felony if committed by an adult.
#9726; Adjudicated as mentally incompetent, adjudicated as mentally defective, coercively committed to an institution of mental health, deemed mentally ill by any valid court or is a former or current forced patient of a mental hospital except for the purpose of observation.
#9726; A convict of any felony pertaining in any way to drugs or drug trafficking, currently awaiting trial for a felony pertaining in any way to drugs or drug trafficking, or a delinquent adjudicated for a drug or drug trafficking crime that would be classified as a felony if committed by an adult.

CARRY

It is illegal to carry a concealed handgun on or about one’s person. Employees and agents of the state or federal government, law enforcement officers in the line of duty and persons maintaining a license to carry a concealed handgun are exempt from this regulation.

Firearms may be openly carried on one’s person but carriers must always be cautious.

Any person wishing to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun may find and submit Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission-approved applications at the office of the local sheriff. All applicants must also submit: ◾ A certificate evidencing firearms competency; ◾ A standard photo taken in the last 30 days in full color; and ◾ A complete set of fingerprints. All applicants must be residents of Ohio for at least 45 days, 30 day, or more, residents of the county of application or any adjacent county and be at least 21 years of age or older. The standard fee for application is $67 unless a more thorough background check is required. Following March 14, 2007, licenses to carry a concealed handgun shall be recognized throughout Ohio for a period of no more than five years.

Loaded firearms may not be transported in a motor vehicle by persons lacking an emergency or standard license to carry a concealed handgun. Unloaded firearms may be lawfully transported if they are: ◾ Sealed in a compartment or area of the car that requires a vehicle occupant to leave the vehicle in order to access the firearm. ◾ Sealed in a clearly visible gun rack. ◾ Properly sealed in a case or wrapping. ◾ Completely stripped or with an open action, in the case of longer firearms.


ANTIQUES & REPLICAS The state of Ohio does not legally distinguish between antique firearms and ordinary firearms in all matters.

DANGEROUS ORDNANCE The state of Ohio defines automatic weapons, rifles and shotguns with short barrels, poorly-manufactured firearms, and devices that have been redesigned to be used or are capable of being utilized as a firearm as dangerous ordnances. Automatic weapons, defined by the state as firearms capable of firing or designed to fire successive round of ammunition by a single action of the weapon’s trigger mechanism and semi-automatic firearms capable of firing or designed to fire 31 or more consecutive rounds of ammunition without requiring any reloading, with the exception of .22 caliber long-rifle, long or short rounds. In the state of Ohio, it is illegal to possess, acquire, carry or otherwise use any weapon or item classified as a dangerous ordinance.


OHIO REV. CODE ANN. §9.68 (2008) (A) The individual right to keep and bear arms, being a fundamental individual right that predates the United States Constitution and Ohio Constitution, and being a constitutionally protected right in every part of Ohio, the general assembly finds the need to provide uniform laws throughout the state regulating the ownership, possession, purchase, other acquisition, transport, storage, carrying, sale, or other transfer of firearms, their components, and their ammunition. Except as specifically provided by the United States Constitution, Ohio Constitution, state law, or federal law, a person, without further license, permission, restriction, delay, or process, may own, possess, purchase, sell, transfer, transport, store, or keep any firearm, part of a firearm, its components, and its ammunition.


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION “The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.” Article 1, Section 4.

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