Cincinnati Votes Against State Stand-Your-Ground Law

With growing opposition to stand-your-ground laws around the state, the city council of Cincinnati on yesterday unanimously passed a resolution opposing Ohio’s proposed stand-your-ground law.photo montage-city of Cincinnati

The Ohio bill (HB203) would expand the circumstances in which a person has no duty to retreat from a threatening situation before using force in self-defense, and also ease restrictions on permits to carry concealed weapons.

In Cleveland, a group of Cleveland, Ohio clergy and community leaders  are collecting signatures in opposition to HB203.

According to citybeats.com, Dayton, Canton and Toledo, Ohio already are expected to follow Cincinnati’s lead.

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