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Ohio law prohibits the purchase of a firearm by any person under age 18, and the purchase of a handgun by any person under age 21.1 Ohio law also generally prohibits selling or furnishing a firearm to a person under age 18, or a handgun to a person under age 21.2

Ohio provides no minimum age for the possession of firearms, although federal age restrictions still apply.

  See our Minimum Age to Purchase / Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.  

  1. Ohio Rev. Code § 2923.211(A), (B).[]
  2. Ohio Rev. Code § 2923.21(A)(1)-(3).[]