Plugged In: Ohio’s Proposed ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gun Bill
If a bill proposed by a southern Ohio lawmaker is passed, Ohio will join 22 other states with a “stand your ground” gun law.
House Bill 203 was proposed by Ohio Rep. Terry Johnson, R-McDermott, back in June.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, protestors gathered in Columbus yesterday to rally against the bill.
State Rep. Alicia Reece, a Cincinnati Democrat told the paper the bill threatens to turn Ohio into the “wild, wild West.”
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the proposed law includes a provision to eliminate a current law requiring a person to retreat before using deadly force in self-defense when the person with the firearm is legally where they have a right to be.