This is what we get in feckless politicians like DeWine and from state legislators who govern year-round. Their idle minds find ways to make mischief and awaken a political base, and what better way to do that than stoking fears about crime and how to protect ourselves against it?
Stand-your-ground legislation is one thing; having two people stand their ground with handguns is a different proposition altogether.
Tuning out those who knew better, DeWine and Republicans trampled the concerns of local cops and county sheriffs. The Fraternal Order of Police, predicting a rise in violent crime, had opposed the legislation.
One Democrat in the Ohio Senate called the law “anti-public safety and anti-police.”
He was right.