A new stand your ground law based on Florida legislation and written by the group Ohio Gun Owners is being considered by state lawmakers.
The proposed legislation adds a pre-trial immunity clause, which some saw as one of the difficulties in getting a similar law passed the last time it came before Ohio lawmakers.
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Under the pre-trial immunity clause, prosecutors who choose to charge someone with murder as the result of a shooting in which they claim self-defense would have to provide clear and convincing evidence to a judge that the accused did not act in self-defense before the trial could proceed.
Prosecutors who failed to provide this evidence would be required to pay the defendant’s court costs and legal fees.
Check out the full report on this newly-proposed law at NBC4i.com.