Legal Information: Ohio

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
April 28, 2017

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

It depends. If your abuser’s gun is ordered to be taken away by your protection order, it may either be held by the sheriff’s department in your county until your protection order expires, or in some cases, the authorities will allow your abuser to leave the gun with a friend or relative while your protection order is in effect.

If your abuser’s gun is confiscated by the police because it was used while committing a crime, it will either be sold or destroyed.