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Child Access Prevention

Ohio has no law that imposes a penalty on someone who fails to secure an unattended firearm and leaves it accessible to an unsupervised minor.

Safe Storage

Ohio has no law that requires unattended firearms to be stored in a certain way.

Ohio law provides that when selling any firearm, a federally licensed firearms dealer must offer for sale a trigger lock, gun lock, or gun locking device appropriate for the firearm being sold.1 Federal law is similar.

Ohio has no law requiring firearm owners to utilize locking devices.


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