Ohio has no law imposing design safety standards on handguns.
According to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), Ohio’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate “junk guns,” as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1
See our Design Safety Standards policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, Ohio Rev. Code § 1345.05. For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), at http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/pdf/reports/targetingsafety.pdf.