Ohio Guns Used In Out-Of-State Crimes

Jun 21, 2013

Federal statistics show Ohio is a top source for guns used in crimes in other states.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 16 hundred guns legally purchased in Ohio in 2012 were linked to crimes in 36 other states. The bureau says Ohio was a top contributor to guns used in crimes in 38 states in 2011. Law enforcement officials say part of the reason is Ohio's less-restrictive gun laws.