Stand Your Ground http://wyso.org en New Gun Bill Would Change Ohio’s Lethal Force Test http://wyso.org/post/new-gun-bill-would-change-ohio-s-lethal-force-test <p>Ohio lawmakers are taking up a bill that would change gun laws in Ohio. Some are calling this Ohio’s Stand Your Ground bill. But backers of this legislation say that’s not a good way to portray it.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 41336 at http://wyso.org Dayton Opposes "Stand Your Ground" Bill http://wyso.org/post/dayton-opposes-stand-your-ground-bill <p>The city of Dayton introduced a resolution Wednesday that opposes “stand your ground” legislation being considered at the Ohio house.</p><p>Right now, Ohio law says you have the right to defend yourself if you’re in your home. But if you’re outside, you have to retreat. If House Bill 203 is passed, it would allow you to fight back anywhere.</p><p>Dayton is the first city in the state to come out against the proposed legislation. Commissioner Nan Whaley says it won’t help the city’s initiative to reduce gun violence, and that citizens have raised concerns about the bill.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:14:52 +0000 Emily McCord 38440 at http://wyso.org