Concealed carry licenses drop in 2014

Concealed Carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The number of concealed carry licenses issued in Ohio in 2014 dropped from 2013.

According to the Attorney General’s office, there were 58,066 new licenses issued and 52,146 licenses renewed in 2014. In 2013, 96,972 new licenses were issued and 48,370 were renewed.

“The large number of license renewals reflects the significant number of licenses that were issued five years ago and were up for renewal last year, ” said Attorney General, Mike DeWine.

There was 87,276 fewer licences issued and renewed in 2014 compared to 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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