The Ohio legislature is trying to pass a bill (HB 228/SB 180) that would put lives in danger.
This bill would create an extreme version of Stand Your Ground in Ohio. If it passes, anyone lawfully in a place—like movie theaters, parking lots or malls—could pull out a gun and fire in response to practically any perceived threat.
In other words, a shooter would be allowed to shoot to kill in practically any circumstance if they feel scared—an incredibly subjective and potentially racially biased response.
In addition to putting lives at risk and raising discrimination concerns, this bill would penalize Ohio taxpayers for their efforts to save lives. It would bar city officials from passing life-saving gun safety ordinances, and open up cities that do pass such ordinances to being sued by special interest groups—meaning that Ohio taxpayers would bear the price of costly lawsuits.
Help us ensure that this dangerous bill is defeated. Contact your state senator today!