Senate's version of Castle Doctrine introduced as SB308

Senator Lynn Wachtmann (R-1) has introduced companion legislation to HB541, the castle doctrine legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Steve Buehrer.

SB308 is an identical bill, and shows there is support in the Senate to pass this needed legislation.

Senator Wachtmann is a long-time friend and advocate for Ohio gun owners. He is term-limited in the Senate, and Buckeye Firearms Assocation has endorsed him in the May 2 primary for the 75th House District (Henry, Putman, Paulding, and Van Wert Counties) Your support for campaign is appreciated.

In addition to Senator Wachtmann, the list of co-sponsors includes:

  • Gary Cates (R-4)
  • Robert Schuler R-7)
  • Patricia Clancy (R-8)
  • Jim Jordan (R-12) (Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee for U.S. Congress)
  • Steve Stivers R-16)
  • John Carey (R-17)
  • Tim Grendell (R-18) (Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee for Ohio Attorney General)
  • Joy Padgett (R-20) (Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee for Lt. Governor with Jim Petro)
  • Bob Spada (R-24)
  • Larry Mumper (R-26)
  • Kevin Coughlin (R-27)
  • Kirk Schuring (R-29)
  • Jay Hottinger (R-31)
  • Bob Hagan (D-33)

    We thank all these Senators who have shown strong support for this legislation.

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    Ohio is now one of 24 states that have considered legislation aimed at returning the law to the side of victims defending themselves against violent criminals.

    States that have already passed “Castle Doctrine” legislation:
    Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, and South Dakota.

    States where the act is awaiting their Governor’s signature:
    Alabama and Georgia.

    States where legislation has been introduced:
    Ohio, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

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