Council opposes Ohio “Stand Your Ground” law

October 01, 2013

A resolution opposing House Bill 203 and its new “Stand Your Ground” law was passed by City Council Monday evening. “There are many pieces of this impending law that are disturbing,” said Council Representative At Large Linda Omobien, who sponsored the resolution. She said the new law would allow the use of deadly force with no reasonable retreat requirement, and it reduces training required for obtaining a concealed carry permit. “Ohio already operates under Castle Doctrine, which allows people to protect themselves inside their home and vehicle with deadly force,” said Ward 10 Council Representative Mike Freeman in support of the resolution. “A resolution opposing HB 203 does not reflect upon Ohio’s Castle Doctrine. 

Sept. 30, 2013 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.