Arguments ricochet around Ohio gun bill debate

An article in yesterday morning's Columbus Dispatch heralded “the latest proposals sweeping changes to Ohio gun laws, including a 'stand your ground' provision, has generated fierce debate in the state’s House ."

House Bill 203, introduced last June by Representative Terry Johnson, amended by a substitute bill in the Policy & Oversight Committee last month, contains several controversial provisions that have drawn fire from law enforcement and advocates for gun restrictions., including efforts to ensure that cities can’t avoid paying attorneys fees when their gun laws are challenged, and ensuring that people don’t get concealed-carry licenses in Ohio who don’t even qualify for purchasing a gun. It is scheduled for a possible committee vote today.

The Dispatch article contains a look at some major provisions and arguments from both sides of the debate.