Tell Your State Representative: Oppose Stand Your Ground


Before they leave for summer recess, Ohio lawmakers are set to vote on dangerous gun legislation. House Bill 228, a so-called Stand Your Ground (aka "shoot first") bill, would allow armed individuals to use deadly force instead of walking away when it is safe to do so. The bill would further effectively allow permitless carrying of concealed weapons by making failure to do so a minor misdemeanor. It also prohibits Ohio communities from enacting gun legislation, further eroding local control at the whim of the legislature.

Speaker Ryan Smith says HB228 will be up for a vote in the full House on Wednesday, June 27.

We have to stop this proposal. Can we count on you to contact your State Representative and ask them to oppose HB228?

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