OH: Democrats, national victim disarmament group challenge “stand your ground” law in court

Source: Columbus Dispatch

“A national [victim disarmament] group joined forces with two Democratic lawmakers on Thursday and filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s new ‘stand your ground’ law — but not in the way you might think. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, doesn’t question whether people should have to retreat before firing a gun. Instead, Everytown For Gun Safety [sic] is asking the judge to decide whether Republican lawmakers broke the rules when they added stand your ground onto another bill and passed it without taking public testimony. ‘The Ohio Constitution has very strong provisions to make sure our legislators can’t throw in bills close to midnight that haven’t been properly debated,’ attorney Rachel Bloomekatz said. ‘That’s what was violated here.'” (09/09/21)