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DeWine Hints At Veto On "Stand Your Ground" Bill

A rack of automatic handguns on display at a gun store in northwest Columbus.
Dan Konik
A rack of automatic handguns on display at a gun store in northwest Columbus.

As state lawmakers return for a final week of their lame duck session, Gov. Mike DeWine is hinting he’ll veto a controversial gun bill they sent to him last week. And if he does reject the so-called Stand Your Ground bill, they may not be able to do anything about it.

In a call with reporters this weekend, DeWine said he’d have a lot more to say about the bill this week. 

"I made my position very clear that we should not be taking up bills like that when we have bills that have been in front of the legislature for a year where we have really the opportunity to directly save lives," DeWine said.

DeWine mentioned a provision aimed at stopping the sale of guns to people legally prevented from having weapons by ensuring that information is immediately entered into state and national databases. That’s part of the "Strong Ohio" billhe pushed after the Dayton mass shooting last year, which only got three hearings.

The Stand Your Ground bill didn’t pass by a veto proof majority in either chamber, and there isn’t much time for a veto override anyway. State lawmakers are likely to end the lame duck session this week.

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Karen Kasler
Contact Karen at 614/578-6375 or at kkasler@statehousenews.org.