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2011 Concealed Carry Annual Report

2011 Concealed Carry Annual Report

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Published by: Mike DeWine on Mar 05, 2012
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 The Honorable John KasichGovernor of the State of OhioRiffe Center, 30th FloorColumbus, OH 43215The Honorable William G. BatchelderSpeaker, Ohio House of RepresentativesRiffe Center, 14th FloorColumbus, OH 43215The Honorable Thomas NiehausPresident, Ohio SenateStatehouse, Second FloorColumbus, OH 43215Dear Colleagues,Under Ohio law, county sheriffs are responsible for issuing, denying, suspending, or revokingconcealed carry licenses. On a quarterly basis, they report these statistics to the Ohio Peace
Officer Training Commission, part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The commission then
compiles those statistics annually for transmission to each of you no later than the first day of March, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 109.731(C).
Since the implementation of Ohio’s concealed handgun law in April 2004, the state has issued
296,588 regular and temporary concealed carry licenses. In 2011, county sheriffs issued 54,021regular licenses (49,828 new licenses and 4,193 renewal licenses) and 73 temporary licenses.For a county-by-county breakdown of the statistics as well as statewide totals, please consult thisreport. Should you have any questions on its content, please feel free to contact my office.Very respectfully yours,Mike DeWineOhio Attorney General
New Licenses IssuedLicenses Suspended
Under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 2923.128, sheriffs must immediately suspend a concealedhandgun license upon notification that the licensee has been arrested or charged with certainoffenses or if the licensee is the subject of a protection order issued by a court. The license may bereturned to the holder if he is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed.It is important to note that some of these licenses may have been issued in previous years. Sheriffsare not required to report the details surrounding a suspension.
Licenses Revoked
Also under ORC 2923.128, sheriffs must permanently revoke the license of any person who nolonger meets the eligibility requirements to carry a concealed handgun.There are several reasons that a license may be revoked. The license holder:
• Moved out of state• Died• Decided not to hold the license
• W
as convicted of a disqualifying crime
• Became subject to the law’s restrictions on mentally ill people or people considered drug 
-or alcohol-dependentSheriffs are not required to report the specific reason for the revocation to the Ohio Peace OfficerTraining Commission.

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