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Liberals are once again whining that Conservatives are attempting to pass laws that permit a citizen to protect himself where ever he may lawfully be. Liberals love to support the lowest scum on earth for that is about the only source of their votes.
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PROPONENTS DEFEND PROPOSED OHIO GUN LAW CHANGES
By MARC KOVAC @ohiocapitalblog C-N Capital Bureau Published: October 31, 2013 9:00AM

COLUMBUS — Pro-ponents of legislation that would allow Ohioans to defend themselves using lethal force if attacked say the proposed law changes are not the same as so-called Stand Your Ground laws that have generated criticism in other states and nationally.

But House Bill 203 would expand the circumstances in which individuals have “no duty to retreat” so long as they are facing physical threats in places where they “lawfully” have a right to be.

Rep. Terry Johnson, R-McDermott, primary sponsor, said the legislation is needed to protect Ohioans’ Second Amendment rights.

“I am very interested in the restoration of the Second Amendment,” he said during an afternoon press conference Tuesday. “I’m very interested in the ability of the Bill of Rights in general to prevail. I would like to see us get back to a freer America.”

The language is part of a larger bill that would affect Ohioans wanting to purchase firearms or hold concealed carry licenses.

Among other provisions, the legislation proposes to reduce the number of safety training force license applicants to four from 12, allow men and women serving in the military to retain their concealed carry licenses, enable out-of-state firearms purchases and eliminate a requirement that new residents wait to obtain licenses.

The bill also would require Ohio to recognize concealed handgun licenses issued by states that recognize Ohio’s license holders.

Proponents are taking issue with opponents characterizing HB 203 as Stand Your Ground legislation, however.

Ken Hanson, legislative director of the Buckeye Firearms Association, said there are substantial legal differences between what’s being proposed in Ohio and those in place in states like Florida.

Johnson added, “All we’re really wanting to do is make it so that you’ve got a duty to defend yourself, not a duty to retreat.”

But state Rep. Alicia Reece, D-Cincinnati, who serves
as president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, said the provisions are “dangerous and polarizing.”

“The fact that this bill continues to move forward in the legislative process is alarming, especially when taking into account its widespread opposition,” she said in a released statement. “… The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and greater-Ohio community stand together in saying that Ohio does not need Stand Your Ground.”

Source: http://www.crescent-news.com/ohio%20statehouse/2013/10/31/proponents-defend-proposed-ohio-gun-law-changes