Ohio Attorney General Rejects Background Check Petition

Ohio Attorney General Rejects Background Check Petition

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected a summary of a petition for a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales.

On June 10, the attorney general’s office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Revised Code by initiated statute, entitled “An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales.”

The attorney general’s role is to determine whether the petition summary is a fair and truthful representation of the proposed law. The summary was rejected for two reasons:

  • The summary does not accurately reflect the sales or transfers to which the proposed newly enacted statute would apply.
  • The summary fails to address the number and extent of exceptions that would apply to the proposed statute.

“For these reasons, I am unable to certify the summary as a fair and truthful statement of the proposed statute,” Attorney General Dave Yost said in a letter rejecting the petition. Details about the petition can be found on the AG's website.


Buckeye Firearms Association is grateful that we have an Attorney General who is faithfully and responsibly enforcing the law of Ohio and fulfilling his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States.


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