COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Monday, the Ohio Attorney General's Office released their annual Conceal Carry report.
According to Dave Yost, Ohio's Law on Concealed Handguns yearly statement shows 169,232 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year.
In the statistics provided by the Attorney General's Office, county sheriffs issued 98,892 new licenses and 72,340 renewals.
Ohio law mandates that permit holders need to renew their licenses every five years.
"Under Ohio law, county sheriffs are responsible for issuing concealed-carry licenses and renewing them, as well as suspending and revoking licenses. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office compiles this annual report, as required by law, about the number of licenses issued each year."
"Each sheriff must report concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission within the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Ohio county sheriffs began issuing concealed carry licenses in 2004."
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