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Legal Information: Ohio

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
November 4, 2020

What is the definition of a felony?

Throughout these gun law pages, we will refer to gun laws that make it illegal for someone convicted of a felony to have a gun. A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor. In Ohio, any crime punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year is a felony, along with any offense that the state’s statutes classify as a felony.1

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 2901.02