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2010 Concealed Carry Annual Report

2010 Concealed Carry Annual Report

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Mike DeWine

OhiO AttOrney GenerAl

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011
The Honorable John Kasich Governor of the State of Ohio Riffe Center, 30th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 The Honorable William G. Batchelder Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives Riffe Center, 14th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 The Honorable Thomas Niehaus President, Ohio Senate Statehouse, Second Floor Columbus, OH 43215

Dear Governor, Mr. Speaker and Mr. President,
Under Ohio law, county sheriffs are responsible for issuing, renewing, denying, suspending or revoking concealed 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 246,760 regular concealed carry licenses. In 2010, county sheriffs issued 60,881 regular licenses (47,337 new licenses and 13,544 renewal licenses) and 68 temporary licenses. For a county-by-county breakdown of the statistics as well as statewide totals, please consult this report. Should you have any questions on its content, please feel free to contact my office.

Very respectfully yours,

Mike DeWine Ohio Attorney General

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

Issued
18,781
60,000 55,000 50,000 45,000 40,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

22,103

33,864

56,691

47,337

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law • 2010 Annual Report • March 1, 2011

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

suspended
352
800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

502

525

596

720

Under ORC 2923.128, sheriffs must immediately suspend a concealed handgun license upon notification that the licensee has been arrested or charged with certain offenses, or if the licensee is the subject of a protection order issued by a court. The license may be returned to the holder if he or she is found to be not guilty or the charges are dismissed. It is important to note that some of these licenses may have been issued in previous years. Sheriffs are not required to report the details surrounding a suspension.

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law • 2010 Annual Report • March 1, 2011

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

Revoked
194
400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

171

157

378

206

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Also under ORC 2923.128, sheriffs must permanently revoke the license of any person who no longer 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 anymore • Committed and was convicted of a disqualifying crime • Became subject to the law’s restrictions on mentally ill people or people considered drug or alcohol dependent Sheriffs are not required to report the specific reason for the revocation to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law • 2010 Annual Report • March 1, 2011

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

denIed
384
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

434

465

636

655

The law requires that sheriffs deny an application to any person who fails to meet the eligibility criteria specified in ORC 2923.125 for regular licenses or ORC 2923.1213 for temporary emergency licenses.

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law • 2010 Annual Report • March 1, 2011

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

Renewed
31,319
35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 2008 2009 2010

16,643

13,544

The first renewal period under Ohio’s concealed handgun law began in 2008 for those issued permits in 2004. Since then, 61,506 Ohioans have renewed their licenses. Currently, permit holders who wish to renew their licenses must do so every five years.

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law • 2010 Annual Report • March 1, 2011

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law 2010 Annual Report
March 1, 2011

The law requires the Ohio attorney general to craft reciprocity agreements with other states to allow Ohioans with Ohio permits to carry weapons in those jurisdictions and for those states’ citizens to carry weapons in Ohio.
These agreements require an analysis of those other laws to ensure they meet the requirements of Ohio’s concealed handgun law and vice versa (ORC 109.69). Currently, the Ohio attorney general has reciprocity agreements with the following states. • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • Delaware • Florida • Idaho • Kentucky • Michigan • Missouri • Nebraska • North Carolina • North Dakota • Oklahoma • South Carolina • Tennessee • Utah • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wyoming

Please visit the attorney general’s web site at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/ConcealedCarry for more information.

Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Law • 2010 Annual Report • March 1, 2011

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