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Dayton Passes Resolution Opposing “Stand Your Ground”

Official seal of City of Dayton

Official seal of City of Dayton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Wednesday, the city of Dayton passed a resolution opposing “stand your ground” legislation being considered at the Ohio House. Dayton is the first city to come out against the bill.

Ohio law says you have the right to defend yourself in your home, but you have a duty to retreat outside. House Bill 203 would allow you to use force anywhere.

Commissioner Nan Whaley says that citizens have raised concerns about the bill. “We feel like we have a responsibility to communicate with the state legislature on our positions that would affect our community and the people living in the city of Dayton,” she says.

The city’s resolution will be sent to state lawmakers.

Via WOSU.

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