Important Self-Defense Bill Awaiting DeWine’s Signature in Ohio

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U.S.A. -(  FAIRFAX, Va. — An important piece of NRA-backed legislation passed the Ohio legislature on Friday and is on Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk awaiting his signature. Senate Bill 175 strengthens Ohio’s self-defense laws by removing an individual’s duty to retreat.

“Ohio law should favor victims of crime rather than the criminal, as it does now. When a crime occurs, a victim has milliseconds to determine the best course of action for survival.  Victims should not be required by law to run away, or worse, be penalized for fighting back if it is their best or only means for survival,” said John Weber, Ohio state director for the NRA. “This is a common-sense measure. Anyone who opposes it willfully places the interests of the criminal above the interest of the victim.”​

The ‘no duty to retreat’ amendment expands current law and states that law-abiding people, if they are attacked when in a place they are legally allowed to be, do not have to first attempt to run away from their attacker before defending themselves. This is already the law in Ohio homes and cars.

“This is an important piece of legislation that should concern all NRA members in Ohio. We encourage them to reach out to Gov. DeWine and ask him to sign Senate Bill 175 into law,” concluded Weber. ​​

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9 months ago

On other blogs I have heard (seen?) that dewhine is NOT going to sign that bill and the state legislature doesn’t have enough votes to over ride his veto.
Meanwhile in Texas Gov. Abbott has already said that the opposite bill ‘requiring’ crime victims to retreat – even in their own homes – will NOT be signed nor become law no how no way. Isn’t it ‘amazing’ that two separate republican governors can be polar opposites on such a critical life changing issue.

9 months ago

Now this sounds like a common sense gun law and the reason is that if someone attacking you, you only run if you cant defend yourself not because it is a law. how stupid. That’s a kommiefornia law if I ever saw one.