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What are the Gun Laws in Ohio?

A Synopsis of State Laws on Purchase, Possession and Carrying of Firearms

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  • It is unlawful to knowingly discharge a firearm while in or on a motor vehicle.

  • It is unlawful to carry or use any firearm while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse.

  • It is unlawful to knowingly fail to report to law enforcement authorities forthwith the loss or theft of any firearm.

  • It is unlawful to discharge a firearm on or across a roadway, or near buildings.

  • No person shall knowingly convey, or attempt to convey, or possess any deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance onto any property owned or controlled by, or to any activity held under the auspices of, a board of education, of a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district or of a governing body of a school without authorization.

  • It is unlawful to discharge a firearm at, in or into an occupied structure or a school safety zone.

  • It is unlawful to discharge a firearm upon or over a cemetery or within one hundred yards of a cemetery. This does not apply to a person who, while on his own land, discharges a firearm.

  • It is unlawful to discharge a firearm on a lawn, park, pleasure ground, orchard or other ground appurtenant to a schoolhouse, church, or inhabited dwelling, the property of another or a charitable institution. This does not apply to a person who owns the type of property described and who, while on his own enclosure, discharges a firearm.

  • With limited exceptions, a member of the firearms industry is not liable in damages in, and is not subject to a grant of injunctive relief in, a tort or other civil action for harm allegedly sustained by any person as a result of the operation or discharge of a firearm.

  • With limited exceptions, the owner of a shooting range is not liable in damages in a civil action to any person; subject to an injunction in a nuisance action; or subject to criminal prosecution, for harm that allegedly is caused by the creation of noise at the shooting range, if the range substantially complies with the noise rules.

Source: Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2923.11 to § 2923.24. § 2305.401; § 1533.85

See Also: National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action

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