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Youngstown City Council approves resolution against proposed 'stand your ground' legislation in Ohio

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown City Council is sending a message to Ohio lawmakers that they are against proposed "stand your ground" legislation.

Council passed a resolution Wednesday night opposing House Bill 203 that would allow for deadly force to be used in more locations than just your home.

The resolution is also against federal legislation that would allow conceal carry permits in one state be recognized across state lines.

"Each state used different criteria with these laws and I don't think that would be prudent or a good thing for the state of Ohio. In some cases it appears to me that it might give the common citizens more authority than our actually police officers," said Councilman Nate Pinkard (D-3rd).

Council also approved a contract to purchase and train three police dogs.

Plus they received a $20,000 donation for a new park on Glenwood Avenue. The new playground equipment should go in next month.

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