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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Gun Dealers in Ohio.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 31 January
Dealer Regulations in Ohio
Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.
Ohio has no law requiring firearms dealers to obtain a state license or permit.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety is required to prepare a poster and a brochure that describe safe firearms practices, and must furnish copies of the poster and brochure free of charge to each federally licensed firearms dealer…
Ohio has no law requiring dealers to conduct a background check on prospective firearm purchasers, although the federal background check requirement applies…
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