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Legal Information: Ohio

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of
July 12, 2023

What is the penalty for violating the federal firearm law?

Under Ohio law, anyone who has a gun while s/he is prohibited from possession because of any of the restrictions listed in I am a victim of domestic violence and the abuser has a gun. Is that legal? is guilty of a felony in the third degree.1 A felony in the third degree is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 36 months.2

Federal laws, which apply to all states, may impose additional penalties for violating federal gun laws under certain circumstances. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 2923.13(B)
2 Ohio Rev. Code § 2929.14(A)(3)(b)