News: “Ohio Senate Approves Modern Burden of Proof, But Not ‘Stand-Your-Ground’”

Yesterday the Ohio Senate voted on the bill intended to bring the state’s self-defense law into the modern era, according to Fox News and other sources. The good news: They sent the bill to the Governor’s desk. The bad news: They only sent half the bill, leaving the other half dead on the Senate floor.

Strictly speaking “half” is not an accurate representation, but it fits the two major portions of the bill most relevant to self-defense law: the allocation of the burden of proof on self-defense, and the issue of whether Ohio will impose a legal duty to retreat on people otherwise lawfully acting in self-defense.

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