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On April 8th, 2004 Ohio House Bill 12 became law, which created a license system and numerous statutes that define the details of applying, training for, and carrying a concealed firearm in Ohio. Finding and navigating those statutes can be very complicated and confusing.

An OFCC member and forums contributor put together a collection of relevant links to the State of Ohio's online repository of the Ohio Revised Code. The revised code websites linked to below are not maintained by Ohioans For Concealed Carry.

For questions about the practices and specifics of Ohio's concealed carry law see the FAQ link at the top of this website or search the forums (also available in the menu above).

Ohio Constitution:

1.04 Bearing arms; standing armies; military powers (1851)
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.

Ohio Revised Code:

9.68 Right to bear arms - challenge to law.
109.731 Prescribed forms.
504.04 Exercise of powers under limited home rule government.
1547.69 Firearm prohibitions.
2305.40 Owner, lessee, or renter of real property not liable to trespasser.
2305.401 member of the firearms industry not liable for harm sustained as a result of the operation or discharge of firearm.
2921.13 Falsification - in theft offense - to purchase firearm.
2923.11 Weapons control definitions.
2923.12 Carrying concealed weapons.
2923.121 Possession of firearm in liquor permit premises - prohibition, exceptions.
2923.122 Illegal conveyance or possession of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance or of object indistinguishable from firearm in school safety zone.
2923.123 Illegal conveyance of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance into courthouse - illegal possession or control in courthouse.
2923.125 Application and licensing process.
2923.126 Duties of licensed Individual.
2923.127 Challenging denial of license.
2923.128 Suspension and revocation of license.
2923.129 Immunity.
2923.1210 Application form.
2923.1211 Falsification of concealed handgun license - possessing a revoked or suspended concealed handgun license.
2923.1212 Signage prohibiting concealed handguns.
2923.1213 Temporary emergency license.
2923.13 Having weapons while under disability.
2923.14 Relief from weapons disability.
2923.15 Using weapons while intoxicated.
2923.16 Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.
2923.161 Improperly discharging firearm at or into a habitation, in a school safety zone or with intent to cause harm or panic to persons in a school building or at a school function.
2923.162 Discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises.
2923.20 Unlawful transaction in weapons.
2923.201 Possessing a defaced firearm.
2923.21 Improperly furnishing firearms to minor.
2923.211 Underage purchase of firearm or handgun.
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