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Activists campaign against Ohio 'Stand Your Ground'
Mother of Florida shooting victim, Jordan Davis, says Ohio's law is too similar to the one in Florida
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Activists have been pushing against a crop of new gun-related bills in Ohio, including one they call a “Stand Your Ground” law. And they invited the mother of a Florida teenager killed in a high-profile shooting to lobby with them. Lucia McBath’s son Jordan Davis was shot in 2012 in a dispute over loud music. McBath says the man accused of shooting him used Florida’s Stand Your Ground law as his defense, and Ohio’s law is similar to it.
Activists campaign against Ohio 'Stand Your Ground'

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“I understand completely that it gives immunity to the criminals.  It broadens the scope in which they are able to use their guns on innocent victims.”

Opponents have turned in 10,000 signatures asking lawmakers to halt the bill, which passed the House in November with votes from Republicans and Democrats. Supporters say the bill is not like Florida’s law, and while it eliminates the duty to retreat, anyone claiming self-defense would still have to prove the case.
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In 1989-1990 Springtime, Funeral Service attended by Honor Students in the "Prestige" High School was unforgettable to a young girl till now. Her new friend and good girl was shot on the street innocently like this tragedy reported. No matter "WHO'IS WHO", Killing Human Being or Animal IS AGAINST HEAVEN' LAW. Please read the Old Holy Scripture: Book of EXODUS in Hebrew or Latin TEXTS.SELAH!


Posted by: olv (Ohio) on May 27, 2014 12:05PM
Not to be ignorant just asking do to my lack of knowledge. I know Ohio has a CASTLE LAW I wasn't aware Ohio had a "Stand your Ground" Law. Now without a stand your ground That means I have a duty to retreat? Also does that mean that during a home invasion I must flee my residence because I'm not allowed to stand my ground in my own home or property? I just purchased my first handgun and scheduled a CCW class just trying to know the rules of engagement if heaven forbid I had to ever draw my firearm.


Posted by: cruiser (ohio) on March 16, 2014 9:03AM
The law is innocent until proven guilty morons!


Posted by: Rlemery (USMC) on March 15, 2014 11:03AM
They need to just shut up and go away.


Posted by: BHirsh (Miami FL) on March 15, 2014 8:03AM
What a load of horsepucky! Dunn did not use Stand Your ground as his defense in the shooting of Davis. Stand Your Ground is simply explained/included in the jury instructions to EVERY jury in Florida when Self Defense is claimed!

Stand Your Ground also does NOT change the basic requirements for Self Defense. It simply removes the requirement for a person to retreat if they may lawfully be where they are at.

These groups and the media have been working overtime to pull the wool over people's eyes and make the public think Stand Your Ground is something more than it is.


Posted by: James (NC) on March 15, 2014 6:03AM
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