Columbus, OH asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio

Q: What are the gun law requirements in Ohio when carrying in a vehicle for non CHL holders?

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A: In Ohio, non-CHL holders can carry a loaded handgun in their vehicle but it must be unloaded and placed in a locked container or a compartment that is out of the immediate reach of the driver or any occupant of the vehicle.

Here are some additional details about Ohio's gun laws for non-CHL holders:

Non-CHL holders can also carry a loaded handgun while hunting or while target shooting at a designated shooting range.

Non-CHL holders cannot carry a loaded handgun on their person, except in self-defense.

Non-CHL holders cannot carry a handgun in a place where firearms are prohibited by law, such as schools, courthouses, and government buildings.

Non-CHL holders who violate Ohio's gun laws may be charged with a crime, including misdemeanor possession of a concealed weapon or felony carrying a concealed weapon.

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