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Ohio's New 'Stand Your Ground' Law Already Being Challenged

guns on display in a gun store
Seth Perlman
Associated Press

Ohio’s new “Stand Your Ground” law went into effect on Tuesday, but already a bill has been introduced to gut it.

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) says he’s hearing from ordinary Ohioans as well as business groups that are discouraged about the law, which removes the duty to retreat before firing a gun at someone.

“Joe and Suzanne Buckeye were not pounding on the Statehouse doors, saying, ‘We need more extreme firearms legislation,’” Miller says.

Miller has introduced a bill that would restore the duty to retreat when using a firearm in self-defense. 

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.