Cleveland Op-Ed Thinks Ohio Bill Still ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law
By Tom Knighton
It’s easy to get complacent, to believe that anti-gunners aren’t all that bright. After all, you can show them mountains of data showing that gun laws don’t work, and they’ll never believe you.
The thing is, though they may often be emotionally driven, they’re not exactly stupid. Not all of them, anyway.
However, after reading an op-ed like this, one could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
State Rep. Sarah LaTourette of Chesterland, who introduced House Bill 228 in May 2017 with fellow Republican Rep. Terry Johnson of southern Ohio, has consistently argued it was not a “stand your ground bill.” It’s just a “duty to retreat” bill, she told our editorial board earlier this year, noting that the words “stand your ground” did not appear in the legislation.
But contrary to those statements, it was a stand your ground bill. “No duty to retreat” is functionally the same, as our editorial board noted in opposing the bill.
Now, Amended Substitute HB 228 is headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk with the “no duty to retreat” language excised. So does that no longer make it a stand your ground bill?
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