On Thursday, May 29, Senate Bill 184, Ohio’s “Castle Doctrine” legislation passed out of the State Senate by a vote of 25 to 7. This legislation now heads to the Governor for his signature. Governor Ted Strickland (D) has already voiced his support for SB 184 and is expected to sign this legislation into law within the next couple of weeks.
SB 184, sponsored by State Senator Steve Buehrer (R-1), will restore the right of individuals to respond with force in defense of their lives and family, and immunize the victim from civil lawsuits by criminals or the criminal’s family. Included in SB 184 was an amendment, which contains provisions that would make critical changes to Ohio’s concealed carry statute.Please keep checking www.NRAILA.org for further updates on this issue.