Bill would allow Ohio gun owners to shoot without retreating

Currently, Ohio residents have a duty to retreat before defending themselves if they are not in their car or residence

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A proposed Ohio bill would mean a person wouldn’t have to retreat if they shot someone in self-defense.

Legislators in the Ohio House of Representatives have put forth House Bill 228, which would remove the requirement to retreat before a person defends themselves, others, or their property as long as that defense is taken in a place they are legally allowed to be.

READ: Ohio House Bill 228

Currently, residents have a duty to retreat before defending themselves if they are not in their car or residence.

The change would bring the state into line with all surrounding states.

The 56-page bill is currently being reviewed by the Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee.

It has two sponsors and 35 co-sponsors, including the chairman, vice chairman, and three other members of the committee.

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