C. Reciprocal Carry

By statute, Ohio will recognize another state’s license to carry if that state recognizes Ohio’s license:

“The attorney general shall negotiate and enter into a reciprocity agreement with any other license-issuing state under which a license to carry a concealed handgun that is issued by the other state is recognized in this state if the attorney general determines that both of the following apply: (a) The eligibility requirements imposed by that license-issuing state for that license are substantially comparable to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a concealed handgun issued under § 2923.125 of the Revised Code; (b) That license-issuing state recognizes a license to carry a concealed handgun issued under § 2923.125 of the Revised Code.”

Residents of other states who hold a valid carry permit from another state and are visiting Ohio will have their permit recognized during their temporary stay in Ohio, even if their permit is from a state that does not have a reciprocity agreement with Ohio.

Anyone contemplating reciprocal carry should check with the official list maintained by the Ohio Attorney General at the point in time the reciprocal carry is to occur.  For information about transporting a firearm within Your vehicle, please follow this link.  [http://gunla.ws/oh3]