The controversial legislation no longer includes an elimination of the "duty to retreat" for people who find themselves in threatening situations. Opponents argued that removing that language from Ohio code would make it for people to use lethal force in self-defense.
The changes made to HB228 means it no longer has the language usually associated with a "Stand Your Ground" bill. Instead, the bill primarily focuses on other parts of self-defense law, including a shift of the burden of proof from the defense to the prosecution in such cases.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Senate passed a firearm bill Thursday afternoon, but removed a provision commonly known as “stand your ground” that had been in the original version of the legislation.
House Bill 228 passed 29 to 10, largely along party lines. The measure now heads back to the House, where members will have to decide whether to accept the Senate’s changes. If the House rejects them, a conference committee with members in both chambers will meet to try to reconcile the differences between each chamber’s version of the bill.
Chuck wrote:House concurrence vote:
59-21, with at least 5 more "yes" votes not in attendance due to the late hour.
It appears we have a veto proof margin in both chambers, but no room to spare in the Senate
HB 228 was amended in the Senate to add the contents of HB 208, which allowed more carry for LEOs, and also amended to removed all language concerning duty to retreat. It also removed that unlicensed -carrying-in-a-car-will-be-only-a-minor-misdemeanor thing you guys were complaining about
Still in the bill is ORC 9.68 reform, tort reform No charge for forgetting your CHL at home, moving hands during a traffic stop, and the Mossberg Shockwave will be legal
Well, I am disappointed about duty to retreat but I suppose on balance this is a net positive for us. Still, with republicans holding both houses and the goobernator it shouldn't be so dang difficult.
djthomas wrote:And churches must now post.
(7) Any firearm with an overall length of at least twenty-
six inches that is approved for sale by the federal bureau of
alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives under the "Gun
Control Act of 1968," 82 Stat. 1213, 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3), but
that is found by the bureau not to be regulated under the
"National Firearms Act," 68A Stat. 725 (1934), 26 U.S.C.
Sawed-off firearm" does not include any
firearm with an overall length of at least twenty-six inches
that is approved for sale by the federal bureau of alcohol,
tobacco, firearms, and explosives under the "Gun Control Act of
1968," 82 Stat. 1213, 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3), but that is found by
the bureau not to be regulated under the "National Firearms
Act," 68A Stat. 725 (1934), 26 U.S.C. 5845(a).
DontTreadOnMe wrote:Thanks for the update Chuck. Do you know what happened to HB142? The earlier news report sounded like it may have gotten acted on as well.
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