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Ohio Lawmakers Moving Quickly To Fix Mistake In Gun Bill
  Posted February 26th, 2019 04:28 pm


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Ohio lawmakers can move quickly on a problem, especially if it involves guns.

One of the first bills passed by the Senate in this session would correct a gun bill the legislature passed last year that, gun supporters say, would mistakenly ban a number of legal guns in Ohio.

The new law placed a variety of long guns in a prohibited category, potentially including AK-47s, long guns with a pistol grip, and some shotguns used in competitive shooting.

"Clearly this was not the legislative intent of House Bill 228," said Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, before the Senate voted 24-8 for a bill to fix the problem. Democrats opposed the measure.

House Bill 228 was a wide-ranging gun bill that further preempted local gun-related laws and shifted the burden of proof in self-defense situations, requiring prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person did not act in self-defense when taking lethal action.

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the corrective bill as an emergency, meaning that, if the House also approves it, it would take effect immediately, beating the March 28 effective date of House Bill 228.


Ohio Lawmakers Moving Quickly To Fix Mistake In Gun Bill