Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Issues Updated CCW Manual
As of Monday, June 13, 2022, it is legal for "qualifying adults" to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio without a license.
Attorney General Dave Yost has issued an updated manual summarizing Ohio's concealed carry laws and explaining the two ways you may now carry in the state, with or without a license.
Click here to view or download the manual as a PDF.
Whether you plan to carry with a license or without one, I highly recommend you read this manual, which covers a number of important topics, including:
- Two Ways to Carry Concealed
- A Crucial Difference Between CHL Holders and Permitless Carriers
- Other Changes in Ohio's Concealed-Carry Law
- Training and Educational Requirements for a Concealed-Handgun License
- Special Considerations for Members of the Armed Forces
- Forbidden-Carry Zones
- Transporting in Motor Vehicles
- Traffic Stops and Other Law Enforcement Encounters
- Private Property and the Workplace
- Open Carry
- Deadly Force
- Criminal Issues
- Civil Liability
- No Duty to Retreat
- Castle Doctrine
- Burden of Proof
- Defense of Others
- Defense of Property
- Dispute Resolution
In addition to reading this manual, I urge you to take a concealed carry class from an experienced and competent instructor, even if you do not plan to apply for a license. It is vital that you are familiar with Ohio self-defense law to help you make better decisions and act legally.
You can search for classes on OhioGunClass.org, a website we host for instructors in Ohio.
Dean Rieck is Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, a former competitive shooter, NRA Patron Member, #1 NRA Recruiter for 2013, business owner and partner with Second Call Defense.
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