Ohio Self Defense Reform Bill Passes House Committee

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Ohio bill HB 228 has passed out of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committe on a seven to three vote. The vote was along party lines, with seven Republicans voting for the bill and the three Democrats voting against the bill.

The Ohio legislature is looking to reform Ohio law on self-defense. Currently, Ohio appears to be the only state where the burden of proof in a self-defense case rests with the defender. When a person claims self-defense in Ohio, the defender has to prove that they acted in self-defense. In nearly every other state, the burden of proof is on the prosecution. They have to prove that the defender did not act in self defense. From the nraila.org:

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One Response to Ohio Self Defense Reform Bill Passes House Committee

  1. Heathen says:

    Here’s a up to date thread (for now) on Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC) forum:


    Odds are Governor Butthurt won’t sign it. He’s busy post Parkland in calling for making things illegal that already are at the Federal level.


    Kasich quote from the above thread link:

    “I’d really like to get my gun stuff going,” Kasich said in remarks after a Statehouse event Tuesday.

    “You’re either for taking guns out of the hands of someone who presents a danger to themselves or others, or you are not. Say it.”

    “Don’t weasel around on this, take a position … Get out of the weasel, the weasel activity of ‘I’m going to avoid saying anything because I may make somebody mad.’ … When you’re all things to all people, you’re really nothing to many people,” Kasich said.”

    And regarding the last sentence, who would know better than him ?

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