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Ohio

Ohio has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. Ohio has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales, and state law allows teachers to carry guns in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Ohio has no laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns. 

1,529 In an average year, 1,529 people die by guns in Ohio.
34% In Ohio, the rate of gun deaths increased 34% between 2010 and 2019, compared to a 17% increase nationwide.
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To become a safer state, Ohio can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, prohibit teachers from carrying guns, enact laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns, and enact an Extreme Risk law.

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