In Ohio, adults may purchase a gun and openly carry firearms without a permit. However, you must obtain a concealed handgun license to carry a concealed gun in your car or on (or near) your body. (Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2923.125(D)(1).)
For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in Ohio.
To obtain a concealed handgun license, you must apply at the sheriff’s office in the county where you reside. To qualify, you must be:
In addition, you cannot:
In order to obtain your license, you must also:
(Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2923.125(D)(1).)
Yes. Ohio recognizes out-of-state licenses, as long the issuing state has entered into an agreement to recognize Ohio concealed carry permits, and the concealed carry laws of the reciprocal state are “substantially comparable” to Ohio’s.
The Ohio Attorney General’s website provides a list of states with reciprocity agreements with Ohio.
(Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 109.69(A).)
It is a misdemeanor to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio without a concealed carry license. Penalties include a fine of up to $1,000, up to six months in jail, or both. (Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2923.12.)"Tarte
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in Ohio, or if you are facing charges for a gun permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.