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Ohio Gun Control Laws

A combination of federal and state gun control laws regulate the purchase and use of firearms. Ohio gun control laws prohibit certain weapons, including sawed-off automatic firearms and those manufactured or designed for the military.

The main provisions of Ohio gun control laws are listed in the table below. See Gun Laws for a general overview on the topic.

Code Section 2923.11, et seq.
Illegal Arms Sawed-off automatic firearm; zip gun; firearm or ammunition manufactured and designed for military purposes; silencer or muffler (unless qualified and licensed)
Waiting Period None
Who May Not Own 1. Fugitive from justice; 2. Under indictment or convicted of felony of violence or adjudged juvenile delinquent for commission of such felony; 3. Under indictment or convicted of illegal possession, use, sale of drugs; 4. Drug dependent or chronic alcoholic; 5. Mentally incompetent; 6. Under 18 except for hunting or marksmanship and under adult supervision
Law Prohibiting Firearms On or Near School Grounds Felony. 2923.122

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Ohio attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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