Having an Ohio Concealed Carry Permit Means No More Background Checks at Purchase

On March 25th Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that effective immediately, citizens of Ohio who posses a valid concealed handgun permit will no longer be submitted to the state background check when purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. In the past, despite a gun owner already having taken a training course and passing a through background check at both the state and federal level, one still had to pay for and pass an additional background check at the point of sale from a licensed dealer. We applaud this decision by Mike DeWine to interpret the statutes this way. Ohio joins several other states where the permit is sufficient to purchase a gun.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published an open letter to Ohio Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) notifying them that, effective immediately, they may accept a valid Ohio concealed handgun license issued on or after March 23, 2015 in lieu of conducting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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  1. talbot on May 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Good .Wish my state would take a look at this programme.

  2. talbot on May 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I have had FFLS in 3 Paris and been a gunsmith for 30 yes. I was also allowed to adopt 2 babies one of them out of this country. I am a handicaped senior and wife is disabled. All that and still required to wait 2 days to be cleared to purchase a firearm?

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