Sponsor of Ohio Stand Your Ground Bill: ‘Purpose of This Bill Now is to Combat Current Gun Control Proposals’

State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Ron Hood (R-Ashville) introduced “Stand Your Ground” legislation, House Bill 381 (HB 381), in the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday. Twenty-two members co-sponsored the bill. 

“The reason I went forward today and introduced HB 381 the Ohio Stand Your Ground Act,” Keller told The Ohio Star, “is to combat the current gun control/restriction proposals here in the Ohio House that will simply serve to place restrictions on law-abiding gun owners and further erode our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

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Dayton Mayor Uses Misleading ‘250 Mass Shootings’ Figure

Following the Dayton mass shooting early Sunday morning, Mayor Nan Whaley noted during the question portion of her 10:00am press conference that “250 mass shootings” had happened in the United States so far this year. That number became a talking point in Ohio and nationwide.

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