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Wed May 16, 2018, 07:23 AM

Ohio House Republicans Are Attempting to Pass a New 'Stand Your Ground' Bill

Ohio Republicans are currently trying to pass House Bill 228, commonly known as the "Stand Your Ground" bill. The statewide legislation would make it easier to use lethal force in self-defense, and would prevent local governments from passing their own gun control laws. Meaning, even if Cleveland decided that the "Stand Your Ground" bill is incredibly problematic, the city would not have the ability to follow Cincinnati and Columbus in passing their own laws for their respective community.

HB 228 was introduced by Republican Reps. Terry Johnson and Sarah LaTourette. All of the co-sponsors of the bill are Republican as well.

Gov. John Kasich threatened to veto the legislation, as he is in favor of House Bill 585, a bill that includes banning bump stocks and armor-piercing ammunition as well as creating a "red flag" law, which would keep guns from people deemed as threats by a court of law. HB 585 would also require all gun purchases to be entered into a statewide law enforcement database, a policy Kasich has long since encouraged local agencies to enforce.

HB 228 was stalled back in March, as the last hearing on the matter occurred one day before the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Despite stalling, Senate President Larry Obhof said he thinks it could pass with a veto-proof majority.

Read more: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/05/15/ohio-house-republicans-are-attempting-to-pass-a-new-stand-your-ground-bill

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:13 AM

1. It is so important that

We elect a Democratic governor in Ohio this fall. Goddamn idiot Republicans will run this state into the ground.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:46 PM

2. We need to get all of these clowns out of Columbus

They are corrupt, incompetent, and just total bozos. The damage they have done to the state will take years to undo. There is not a gun bill they don't absolutely love.

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