SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat) to receive first hearing in Senate committee

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that sponsor testimony will be heard on Sen. Terry Johnson's (R) SB 237, recently introduced in the Ohio Senate.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Hearing Room.

To enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act to modify the law regarding self-defense and remove the duty to retreat.

Buckeye Firearms Association has endorsed this important piece of legislation and urges its passage.

For a complete list of bills we are monitoring in the Ohio legislature, click here.

Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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