George Lang is an avid supporter of our individual right to keep and bear arms and that this right should not be infringed. The Second Amendment is the right that guarantees all the others that we hold dear.
I often get asked about my position on stand your ground laws. I am fully supportive of stand your ground laws. Currently Ohio has a “duty to retreat” in place. The reason I support stand your ground laws, if you look at me you think you see an able bodied man but the reality is I had knee surgery over 20 years ago and if I’m in a life threatening situation, my opportunities to retreat are very limited. I also believe as did our founding fathers, that the 2nd amendment is your concealed carry permit.
Under current Ohio law, a person must show by a preponderance of the evidence — that it is more likely than not — that he or she acted in self-defense. Ohio is the only state that places the burden of proof on the defendant (aka, the victim).