Ohio House Passes HB-203: "Stand Your Ground" and More Goodness

Hey folks,

Well, the Ohio House of Representatives have passed HB-203 by an overwhelming 62-27 vote. The bill next proceeds to the Ohio Senate.

HB-203 has been previously mentioned here at lawofselfdefense.com as Ohio’s proposed “stand-your-ground” bill, and that’s certainly true.

The bill is also, however, full of all kinds of other pro-gun goodness, including improved reciprocity, and the issuance of concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) to non-residents.

The pot was sweetened by also including more comprehensive background requirements for CHLs.

The official bill analysis by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission can be seen here:

The full text of the House-passed bill can be seen here:

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Andrew F. Branca is a Massachusetts lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense website (autographed copies available) and Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), and many other re-sellers. Andrew just launched his latest product, the LOSD Instructor Program, designed for gun safety, marksmanship and tactical strategy instructors. Be an elite member of the self defense community, understanding your state's self defense laws to a depth even lawyers rarely achieve. Check it out here.   Andrew also gives live, in-person, ~5 hour-long state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars all over the country. Click here to find a live seminar covering your state's self-defense laws.   Andrew also produces many 4-5 hour online, on-demand state-specific Law of Self Defense training courses. These online classes are enriched versions of the live, in-person state-specific Law of Self Defense Class Andrew gives all around the country. Click here to find an online course for your state. These online classes are priced at $249/HOUSEHOLD. You can learn more details and view the first section of the training class for free (about 30 minutes worth of self-defense law training) by clicking here.

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