"Stand Your Ground" Law Ohio Is In Effect - Tim Dimfoff SACS Consulting


Tim Dimfoff from SACS Consulting talked to Bill about "Stand Your Ground" Law Ohio Is In Effect. In the past, if someone shot in self-defense, the burden was on the shooter to prove that's why they did it - the burden shifts to the prosecutor to prove the shooting was not justified.

The new law can be explained like this: In the past, if someone shot in self-defense, the burden was on the shooter to prove that's why they did it. With a "stand your ground" law, the burden shifts to the prosecutor to prove the shooting was not justified. Republican lawmakers and gun rights groups praised DeWine for signing the “stand your ground” bill. Proponents of the law say this legislation simply aligns Ohio with most other states in the country.

"We were quite happy that the governor followed through on his campaign promises to enact, to remove the duty-to-retreat requirement in the self-defense law in Ohio," said Joe Eaton with Buckeye Firearms Association. "You have to realize that the removal of duty-to-retreat really changes nothing else with the self-defense laws in Ohio."

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