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A Cincinnati court declined Wednesday to extend Ohio’s Castle Doctrine – that states you have no duty to retreat to defend your home or vehicle, or “castle” – to include a car not owned by the defendant.

Wednesday’s decision by the Ohio 1st District Court of Appeals comes as gun issues are raging across the country.

The Castle Doctrine, adopted in 2008 in Ohio, extends to your car, but Woodrow Edwards III was seeking to have it extended to a car he was driving, that belonged to his girlfriend, when he pointed a gun at another man he believed meant him harm.

Read the rest of Kimball Perry’s report at cincinnati.com

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