DeWine Signs SB 175 Making ‘No Duty to Retreat’ Ohio Law

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) thanks Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for signing Senate Bill 175, important self-defense legislation that protects Ohioans should they ever be forced to defend themselves or their families while outside of their home.

“This bill ensures that victims are protected should they ever need to defend themselves or others,” said John Weber, Ohio state director for NRA-ILA. “The NRA also thanks the sponsor of SB 175, Sen. Tim Schaffer and the state legislature for ensuring this fundamental protection iis codified by law.”

Previously, when victims faced a criminal element, the law required them to first try and run away or face penalties. With DeWine’s signature, law-abiding Ohioans will no longer face prosecution if they immediately defend themselves or others.

“Crimes can happen quickly and without warning. Most victims have a split second to react with the best course of action for their survival. By signing SB 175, Gov. DeWine ensures the law favors victims and not criminals,” said Weber. “We look forward to working with the governor in the future to advance the interests of law-abiding Ohioans.”

The NRA also thanks Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Speaker Robert Cupp, Senate President Larry Obhof, Rep. Kyle Koehler, and Sen. Terry Johnson for their efforts toward the passage of SB 175.​​


About 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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KDude
KDude
9 months ago

Duty to retreat. That’s an unconstitutional law if ever I heard one. Doesn’t need to be abolished. It was invalid from the git go. You people know this. Why not start acting like it for a change?

Cruiser
Cruiser
9 months ago

Bravo, common sense still rules in Ohio.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
9 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Barely… DeSwine is about as spineless a swamp creature as it gets.

Like Rinohunter said, if there are two governors that are right and left hand twins it is Whitmer and Dewine as her little tag-along.

Just remember that Whitmer is “Spike”, and Dewine is “Chester”
Chester And Spike – YouTube

Rinohunter
Rinohunter
9 months ago

DeWine has made himself unpopular with freedom loving citizens with his statist Covid-19 decrees. He cannot politically afford to go back to anti gun positions that got him voted out of the US Senate. I would not trust him in a term limited second term as governor and hope Ohio Republicans can defeat him in the primary.

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
9 months ago

We need to pass similar legislation like this in Indiana.

J Gibbons
J Gibbons
9 months ago

Already covered in Indiana.Indiana Code IC 35-41-3-2 & IC 35-41-3-3“(2) does not have a duty to retreat;
if the person reasonably believes that that force is necessary to prevent serious bodily injury to the person or a third person or the commission of a forcible felony. No person in this state shall be placed in legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting the person or a third person by reasonable means necessary.”

As long as you don’t become the aggressor, no duty to retreat in “reasonable” circumstances.

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago

Congratulations to the citizens of Ohio.