Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoes gun bill, cites ’rotten, stinking politics’

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      Kasich intends to run for President, no doubt about it. He’s positioning himself as the reasonable Republican, and compared to Trump, he actually is. Anyway, he just shot the NRA down in flames, so credit where credit is due:

      COLUMBUS, Ohio—Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would make Ohio the last state in the nation to shift the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defendant to prosecutors.

      The term-limited Republican governor’s decision to veto House Bill 228 is likely to be the first in a series of battles with the GOP-dominated legislature over legislation passed during his final days in office.

      Under the bill, it would be up to prosecutors in use-of-force cases to prove that a defendant did not act in self-defense. Ohio is the only state that puts the burden of proof on defendants to show they used force in self-defense.

      HB 228 would also loosen a number of Ohio gun-control rules – including allowing individuals to challenge local gun-control ordinances in court.

      Full story here

      The bill did not pass the State Senate with a two-thirds majority in the first place, so you can stick a knife in this gun lobby pipe dream, it’s done. 

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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      sonofspy777
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      I had to live in your fair state for 4 years, forgive me but I plan never to return…

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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