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5 things to know about Ohio’s CCW law

Every state and the District of Columbia have some form of concealed-carry (CCW) permits for handguns. Here are 5 things to know about Ohio’s law.

1) It was passed in 2004 and has been modified repeatedly since then.

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2) A record-breaking 158,982 new concealed carry licenses and renewals were issued in 2016.

Mike Reed, owner of Right 2 Arm Firearms demonstrates the built in keyed gun lock on a Taurus PT111 handgun at their Liberty Twp. store, Friday, July 1, 2016. GREG LYNCH / STAFF (Staff Writer)

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3) Thirty-six states recognize Ohio’s CCW permits under reciprocity agreements.

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4) CCW licenses will not be issued to those convicted of felonies, drug trafficking, misdemeanor violence offenses or negligent assault.

5) CCW licenses will not be issued for people who have been “adjudicated as a mental defective,” currently under an “adjudication of incompetence,” committed to a mental institution or found by a court to be mentally ill and subject to hospitalization.

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Source: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

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