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ALERT: H.B. 228 may be coming up for a vote

H.B. 228 may be finally coming up for a vote in the Ohio House of Representatives very soon.

Our top priority this session remains correcting Ohio’s defective burden of proof standard for self-defense victims. Ohio law runs contrary to Federal law, the other 49 states, and our moral code that a person has the presumption of innocence, and is thus “innocent until proven guilty.” Ohio law is defective and must be changed.

H.B. 228 (Representatives Johnson and LaTourette) is the bill that corrects this wrong. There are many other important provisions in the bill. We have endorsed H.B. 228 and have asked Representatives for their support to pass this commonsense and needed legislation.

H.B. 228 received many hearings where Chair Roegner and members of the Federalism and Interstate Relations favorably reported it with changes guided by testimony from various perspectives.

We will keep you informed of any developments. Read more about this bill here:

Reps. Johnson & LaTourette introduce H.B. 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization)

Buckeye Firearms Assoc.'s Ron Lemieux testifies in support of H.B. 228

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