Ohio House Passes HB-203: "Stand Your Ground" and More Goodness

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Hey folks, Well, the Ohio House of Representatives have passed HB-203 by an overwhelming 62-27 vote. The bill next proceeds to the Ohio Senate.

HB-203 has been previously mentioned here at lawofselfdefense.com as Ohio's proposed "stand-your-ground" bill, and that's certainly true.

The bill is also, however, full of all kinds of other pro-gun goodness, including improved reciprocity, and the issuance of concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) to non-residents.

The pot was sweetened by also including more comprehensive background requirements for CHLs.

The official bill analysis by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission can be seen here:

The full text of the House-passed bill can be seen here:

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