Ohio Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Ohio Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Ohio gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Ohio can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Ohio State Constitution

"All men are, by nature, free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety."

"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."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter, reform, or abolish the same, whenever they may deem it necessary; and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted, that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the general assembly."

"The people have the right to assemble together, in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; to instruct their representatives; and to petition the general assembly for the redress of grievances."

Ohio Gun Laws

Ohio Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Ohio Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Ohio Concealed Carry (Source: Ohio Attorney General)
Ohio Concealed Carry Laws and License Application (Source: Ohio Attorney General)

Ohio Hunting Rules & Regulations

Ohio Hunting & Trapping Regulations (Source: ODNR Division of Wildlife)
Ohio Hunting Licenses and Permits (Source: ODNR Division of Wildlife)
Ohio's Online Wildlife Licensing System (Source: ODNR Division of Wildlife)
Ohio Hunter & Trapper Education (Source: ODNR Division of Wildlife)

Ohio Shooting Ranges

Ohio Public Shooting Ranges (Source: ODNR Division of Wildlife)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Ohio Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Ohio NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Ohio NRA-Affiliated Training Courses (Source: NRA.org)
Ohio "Friends of NRA" Events & News (Source: FriendsofNRA.org)

Ohio State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Ohio Gun Shows and FFLs

Ohio Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Ohio Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Ohio FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Ohio Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Ohio's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Ohio Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Ohio Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Ohio Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Ohio State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Ohio State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Ohio Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Ohio Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Ohio State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Ohio State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Ohio (Source: Tax Foundation)