One step closer in the right direction:

Ohio’s state House approved a broad “stand your ground” measure on Wednesday that would grant gun owners wider latitude to use their weapons to defend themselves.

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House voted 62-27 to advance the bill to the state Senate.

If it eventually becomes law, Ohio would join at least 22 other U.S. states that have a version of the law, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In addition to adopting ‘stand your ground’ provisions, the bill also reduces concealed carry class time to just four hours (down from 12), and allows 10 years between recertification.

It also expands CCH/CCW reciprocity with states, and allows for certain low-level drug offenders to obtain permits.