Current Ohio gun law says individuals may defend themselves and their property, but they must retreat if able to do so safely. Stand your ground legislation now in the Ohio house would remove that obligation to retreat.
Cincinnati Council is now on the record opposing a plan to bring “Stand Your Ground” legislation to Ohio. It became the focal point of Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident in Florida. A jury found the neighborhood watch volunteer not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Martin. Democratic State Representative Alicia Reece said during a press conference Ohio doesn’t need such a law.