Ohio Says 1 Background Gun Check Is Enough

     (CN) – Ohio handgun owners with concealed-carry licenses no longer need to pass a second background check before purchasing a gun.
     Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed to his request for an exemption for concealed-carry licensees.
     As long as the license was issued on or after March 23, 2015, and has not expired or been revoked, its holder can purchase a gun without undergoing a National Instant Criminal Background Check.
     “I’m pleased Ohio concealed carry license holders will not have to undergo additional background checks each time they want to buy a firearm,” DeWine said.
     He added that the licensees have already passed state and federal background checks, “so there is no reason to force them to submit to additional checks if they want to buy a firearm.”
     DeWine added that he took the action after the Ohio General Assembly changed state law to require the use of the federal background check system for holders of new and renewed conceal-carry licenses.

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