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

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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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