What is the ‘stand your ground’ law that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed? – By Sarah Brookbank (Cincinnati Enquirer) / January 5 2021
On Monday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a controversial “stand your ground” measure that the Republican-dominated legislature approved last month.
The governor had until midnight to sign SB 175, veto it, or let the law changes take effect without adding his signature. With his signature, the law changes will take effect in 90 days.
At least 27 other states have eliminated the duty to retreat before firing in self-defense. These laws are sometimes called “stand your ground” or “shoot first” by opponents.