Number Of Conceal-Carry License Holders Sets State Record

Jun 15, 2016


State officials say an unprecedented number of Ohioans now have licenses to carry concealed handguns.

There are now more than 500 thousand valid concealed-carry license holders, more than 4 percent of the total population. The number of new permits issued in the first three months of the year - more than 36 thousand - is a record for any quarter, and a 132 percent increase over the same period last year. Officials have not stated a reason for the increase.