By Mary McCarty Kevin O'Donnell
Dayton Daily News
The national conversation that has accompanied the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed teen has a special urgency in Ohio, where lawmakers are considering a "stand your ground" law similar to the one in Florida.
Advocates of House Bill 203 say it will make Ohioans — including young black teens — safer because most registered gun owners are law-abiding.
"Law-abiding gun owners have the lowest incidents of crime out there," said state Rep. Michael Henne, R-Clayton, one of the bill's 15 Republican co-sponsors. "I believe that people have the right to protect themselves, rather than being forced to run."
Zimmerman case puts spotlight on Ohio bill