Am. Sub. H.B. 234, effective March 2015, changed a number of Ohio firearms laws. It reduced initial concealed handgun license (CHL) training from 12 to 8 hours, allowed online training (except for a mandatory, two hour block of live-fire training) and eliminated the 45-day Ohio residency requirement. Additionally, Ohio will now refuse CHLs to applicants who are prohibited from possessing firearms under the more expansive list of federal firearm prohibitions, rather than the narrower list of firearm prohibitions listed in the Ohio Revised Code.
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