Ohio ranks 8th among U.S. states in registered weapons; gun manufacturing near record high, ATF says

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The number of guns manufactured in the U.S. spiked in the past five years and has remained near-record levels ever since, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

In Ohio, there were 173,405 short-barreled rifles and shotguns, machine guns, silencers, explosives and other weapons registered in 2017, the eight-highest total across the U.S. The state is home to 369 firearms dealers, manufacturers and importers, which also ranks eighth across the country.

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