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DeWine Hints At Veto On "Stand Your Ground" Bill

A rack of automatic handguns on display at a gun store in northwest Columbus.
A rack of automatic handguns on display at a gun store in northwest Columbus.

As state lawmakers return for a final week of their lame duck session, Gov. Mike DeWine is hintinghe’ll veto a controversial gun bill they sent to him last week.And if he doesreject the so-called Stand Your Ground bill, they may not be able to do anything about it.

In a call with reporters this weekend, DeWine said he’dhave a lot more to say aboutthebill this week. 

"I made my position very clear that we should not be taking up bills like that when we have bills that have been in front of the legislature for a year where we have really the opportunity to directly savelives," DeWine said.

DeWinementionedaprovisionaimed at stopping thesale of guns topeoplelegally prevented from having weaponsby ensuring that information is immediately entered intostate and national databases. That’s part of the "Strong Ohio" bill he pushed after theDayton mass shooting last year,which only got three hearings.

The Stand Your Ground bill didn’t pass by a veto proof majority in either chamber, and there isn’t much time for a veto override anyway.State lawmakers are likely to end the lame duck session this week.

 

 

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