F R E Q U E N T L Y   A S K E D  Q U E S T I O N S


FAQ from Ohio for Concealed Carry web site:   http://www.ohioccw.org/content/view/3979/101/
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Q: What States do my Ohio CCW Permit allow me to carry my gun?

A: as of 12/1/12:   Ohio Has Agreements with 23 States  &   33 States Accept Ohio License (including Ohio)

                                                                          

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Q: Does military training meet the requirements?
A: Yes. Your DD-214 (or equivalent) is valid for certification of meeting the training requirements which includes gun specification, for six years from date of discharge.

Q: Why should a wife or other family member take a class and get license along with you?
A:  from..."What SB184 "Castle Doctrine" means to you:  Part IV  —  Transportation of Unloaded Firearms
By Jim Irving  07/10/2008
http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/5781/  [near bottom of article]
"For anyone who has both a CHL and a spouse, I highly recommend your spouse obtain their CHL even if they never plan to carry a gun. It is the cheapest form of insurance you will find for being charged with your loaded gun if you must leave your weapon with them in a vehicle."
  • If you have a CCW Permit, the plain sight provision has been removed from law, therefore, a loaded gun can be carried in a holster in console or glovebox. 
  • If for any reason you exit vehicle without the gun and your wife is in vehicle, she could be charged for having access to a loaded gun. 
  • This could happen even if you stepped out of vehicle for a moment to talk to a law officer.  She would then be at risk. 
  • Carrying a CCW Permit would offer her protection at all times from prosecution, even if she elects never to carry a gun herself. 
  • It is also a great idea to have members of family educated in gun operation and safety.
Q: How do I bring my gun to class?
  • Gun must be UNLOADED.  
  • Gun must be in the trunk of the car, or locked box, which is inaccessible without exiting vehicle.
  • Ammunition and speed loaders must be locked in glove box, or locked box, at farthest point from the gun.
    Complete transportation rules for Ohio are available at: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2923.16
DO NOT bring Ammunition into class room. It will only be needed during "Range" time.

Q:  Can I take my gun with me when i go to Sheriff office to apply for License?
A:  NO, absolutely not!   You can only carry your gun after you receive your License from the State/Sheriff.  Take only your application when going to local Sheriff Office.  If you carry your gun, you could be arrested,

Q:  Can I just go to local Sheriff office?
A:  Not necessarily; you may need to call for an appointment.  There is a list of sheriff office links on our LINK page. Check their web site or call for further exact information for your county Sheriff.

Q:  Do I have to have gun experience before attending the class?
A:  NO.  We will cover everything you need to know to pass the written exam, and to proficiently and safely use your weapon in the class and during Range Life Fire time.

Q:  How do i get a gun if I don't already have one?
A:  Guns are available at a number of local gun shops, as well as gun shows, and individuals.  It is best to have a gun that is easy to carry concealed, however there are no specific size or caliber that is REQUIRED for class.  If you want help purchasing, email me and I will assist you.

Q:  May I carry more than 1 handgun with a license?
A:  This question seems to be very popular, as some people wish to be able to carry a second firearm. There is no known language in the bill that limits the quantity of handguns that can be carried at one time. With that said it is important to remember that each handgun you carry must comply with all aspects of the law. 

Ohio Revised Code ORC 1.43:  Singular – plural – gender - tense section (A) The singular includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular.  This is the defining statement therefore, though ORC only states "handgun" is is also implied "handguns" may be carried. 

The law defines a handgun as:
(C) "Handgun" means any of the following:
(1) Any firearm that has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired while being held in one by the use of a single hand;
(2) Any combination of parts from which a firearm of a type described in division (C)(1) of this section can be assembled.



INFORMATION ON PURCHASING GUNS:

FEDERAL GUN LAW S CONCERNING RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS OF EACH STATE:

NON-RESIDENTS:   CAN NOT BUY, SELL OR TRADE FIREARMS TO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS.  YOU MAY SELL FIREARMS TO ANY FFL DEALER, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RESIDENCY.  YOU MAY BUY LONG GUNS FROM A FFL DEALER WHO IS LICENSED IN THE SAME STATE, PROVIDED THE LAWS OF BOTH STATES ARE COMPLIED WITH.

RESIDENTS:   MAY SELL, BUY, TRADE FROM ANYONE WHO IS ALSO A RESIDENT.  YOU CAN NOT BUY, SELL OR TRADE WITH ANYONE WHO IS NOT A RESIDENT.  YOU MAY SELL FIREARMS TO ANY FFL LICENSE DEALER, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RESIDENCY.

FAQ from Ohio for Concealed Carry web site:   http://www.ohioccw.org/content/view/3979/101/