Ohio could become the 25th state to have a "stand your ground" law if Senate Bill 180 becomes law. Neighboring states; Indiana and Kentucky already have "stand your ground" laws. Currently, Ohio has the “castle doctrine” law. SB 180 Seeks to bring Ohio's self defense laws up to date according to co-sponsor Senator Joe Uecker-R of Miami Township. Ohio lawmakers introduce 'stand-your-ground' bill http://www.fox19.com/story/36422383/ohio-lawmakers-introduce-stand-your-ground-bill "Senate Bill 180 would eliminate the duty to retreat and allow gun owners to use deadly force against would-be assailants in self-defense. The proposal also shifts the burden of proof to the prosecution that shooters did not act in self-defense." .