Ohio: Legislature Overrides Governor Kasich’s Veto of Self-Defense Legislation


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Ohio: Legislature Overrides Governor Kasich’s Veto of Self-Defense Legislation

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate voted 67-22 and 21-11, respectively, to override Governor John Kasich’s veto of self-defense legislation, Sub. House Bill 228. Substitute House Bill 228 will now be enacted into law.

Some of the important provisions in Sub. House Bill 228 are:

  • Placing the burden of disproving a self-defense claim on the prosecution, similar to how it is in every other state in the country.
  • Critical expansion of preemption to ensure that localities do not create a patchwork of gun laws throughout Ohio.
  • Language updates to mirror federal law that affects certain types of firearms, such as the Mossberg Shockwave.
  • Clarifies Ohio’s signage law in regards to concealed carry. These important changes simplify what has become a complicated portion of Ohio law.

Thank you to NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters who continued to contact their lawmakers in support of this important legislation. Also, special thanks to those legislators who voted in favor of Sub. HB 228 and again to override the Governor’s veto.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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bob sykes

When she was younger my daughter was a waitress in Kasich’s favorite restaurant in Westerville, Ohio. The restaurant is now gone. Kasich and his then girl friend were truly bad customers. They treated the wait staff with contempt, gave miserable small tips and demanded all sorts of special treatment. Kasich, himself, would regularly go into the kitchen and harangue the cook for special meals not on the menu. He is an arrogant, entitled twit who lied to Ohioan about his politics for years. Progressives love him. He had a recent interview on Columbus’ channel 4 (NBC) in which I thought… Read more »


In short, Kasich is a Socialist-Demoncrap at heart.


k-s**t working on his image so he can get a job in d-rat world

Barry Hirsh

The backbone of the SYG provision was stripped out, leaving it a tiger with only upper teeth.

The “duty to retreat” must be eliminated.

“Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife.” – Assoc. Oliver Wendell Holmes (definitely NOT a constructionist)


Even *California* has a Stand Your Ground provision (abeit as a case precedent, not enshrined in state law).
It’s incredible that a state like Ohio doesn’t have a fully functioning SYG law.


Thanks to Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio. They spearheaded this effort and have been the leader in advancing 2A rights in the state for a very long time. OFCC helped too. NRA was part of this, but let’s not forget the home team who made these new laws possible. Too bad Ohio Gun Owners actually worked against this bill and does nothing but attack other groups and make ranting attack videos to get attention. Chris Dorr and his brothers do this in several states and they’re a plague on the gun rights community.

The Revelator

Being a Resident of that state, I did not see much that the NRA did or really worked on. It was mostly Grassroots efforts over the last four years.

rich z

Maybe Mc Cain was brainwashed while held captive ,for all those years, and changed (chained) others to think like him?

Ronald Nuxon

My congratulations to the legislators and citizens of Ohio. Gun rights activism is obviously very proactive on every local front. As a resident of New Jersey, I can only envy Ohio in this matter,since our electorate, governor and legislators are the antithesis of Ohio’s politically. It’s a hard battle, but if all Americans who support the right of decent, law-abiding citizens the right, when necessary, to use deadly force in defense of life, stand together, we can win this on a national basis.

Squirrel Hunter

I didn’t know Kasich was a FLAKE/MCCAIN twit until he ran and hated OUR PRESIDENT.
Now, Kasich has shown himself to be just another unprincipled front runner of whatever movement
is prominent.

The left is getting vicious, he’s mad because he humiliated himself running for president, so he surely wants to
be a democrat frontrunner.
I do not doubt a bit, that if he gets into Congress, he would switch to being an official democrat.

The Revelator

We’ve known here in Ohio for over Six years.


Kasich has had his panties in a wad ever since he felt he didn’t get enough presidential primary debate time to spew his sidewinding RINO bullshit, plus he sounds like Mr. Magoo ta boot.


What a lot of people are not talking about, is the issue with the Shockwave may not be fixed.
Something about the changes being placed in the wrong sub-section of the law.

No Bull

This is a case of NRA claiming victory after doing away with the most important part of the original Bill. Instead of “Standing and Fighting” to keep the Bill intact they bent over and compromised and changes to Duty to Retreat were removed.

The Revelator

The NRA was a no show here, unless you have added info I don’t.

Yes though, the legislators in Columbus compromised. Sad to see.

The main good news here is the reinstatement of innocent until proven guilty and preemption. Now we need to tackle Stand your ground.


I lived in Ohio for 50 years and voted for Kasich. I REGRET every vote ! He really turned out to be another John McCain.


I agree RT!


I saw an article about Kasich a few days ago and talked about how he went from being a Conservative to an anti-Trumper. I personally believe that he was never a conservative. He was a RINO thru and thru. Cannot believe that a few years ago I hoped he would go national. Whew, glad that did not happen.

Richard L

KowSick is just another Flake.

James Andrews

Kasich is a RINO….he’s basically an anti-freedom Democrat!


And, like McCain, anything that offends him is always about him, personally, and he can’t see beyond it to ensure the good of the nation. A monarch at heart.

Douglas Kuykendall

He is a piece of shit,no shit has a purpose


TINOs like Kasich are as much of an invasive cancer as Demoncraps. In 1990, when I jumped ship from the GOP and became a proud PaleoConservative independent voter, I wrote:

“Democrats and today’s Republicans are the two wings of the same loathsome Socialist carrion-feeder,”

and I’m afraid I have been right all along.