The Ohio House has approved a Senate-passed bill allowing hunters to use silencers and relaxing some rules for concealed handgun licenses.
Some Ohio lawmakers are trying to close a gun law loophole allowing municipalities to get around a provision permitting concealed weapons in parks.
Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004.
State officials say there's been a big surge in concealed carry permits in Ohio this year.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the number of licenses issued for carrying concealed weapons in the first three months of the year increased sharply compared with the same period a year ago.
The number of Ohioans getting a license to carry a concealed weapon has set another record.