Ohio Legislature Overrides Veto on HB 228

The Ohio General Assembly, both the House and Senate, voted to override Kasich's veto on a gun bill. 

The bill put the burden of proof on prosecutors to prove a shooter acted in self-defense.

The gun bill Kasich vetoed at one point would have eliminated the duty of people to retreat in the face of lethal force, called in many states "stand your ground" laws. That provision was removed, but Kasich still rejected the bill.

Kasich objected to the lack of a "red flag" provision allowing relatives or police to remove guns from someone deemed a threat to themselves or others.

The bill also expands gun access for off-duty police officers and allows preemption of local gun laws. LEAP Forward has graded all action on this legislation.