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Black lawmakers oppose gun plan



Published: Sun, August 4, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

A group of black lawmakers in Ohio is circulating petitions to help keep a stand-your-ground proposal from being passed in the state.

The bill would allow people to use force to defend themselves without having a duty to first retreat.

Debate over such measures has increased after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 Florida shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic; Martin was black.

The president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus says the state’s current self-defense laws are sufficient and shouldn’t be expanded.

Cincinnati Rep. Alicia Reece says the group is gathering signatures to show the governor and legislative leaders that the measure isn’t wanted.


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1ytownsteelman(616 comments)posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Wrong move. The ability to defend yourself by any means necessary is a natural human right that has been incorrectly curtailed by government. SYG is simply returning our natural right to us.

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