Friday, April 28, 2006

Ohio self-defense/deadly force bill

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives back on March 21st. would repeal and redefine Ohio’s present self-defense statutes, “providing statutory criteria for when a person may use force or deadly force to defend the person or to prevent or terminate a trespass on, or illegal interference with, property; establish a presumption related to the use of defensive force intended or likely to cause death or serious physical harm when the user holds a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or serious physical harm; and to provide that a person authorized to use deadly force generally does not have a duty to retreat.” (See our prior post)
Indiana passed a similar bill last month. (Indiana Code)

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