Gun organization calls Gov. Kasich's gun bill veto the result of "throwing a temper tantrum"

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, handguns are displayed at a trade show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Before vetoing House Bill 228, Gov. John Kasich expressed frustration Wednesday about how politics have blocked him from passing a "Red Flag Law," allowing the courts to take away a person's gun if he or she is unstable, and the growing connection with public shootings.

"It never existed in America and we can't do anything because of rotten, stinkin' politics," Kasich said.

Then, he commented about House Bill 228.

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"So, why would I sign a bill that gives more power to the gun advocates," he said.

"I hate to jump on the bash-Kasich bandwagon, but in this case, he's really throwing a temper tantrum," Chuck LaRosa said.

LaRosa is with Ohioans for Concealed Carry. He says HB 228 wasn't about power, but about basic American freedom.

"Is there anything more American than presumed innocent until proven guilty," LaRosa asked.

Some say the bill would have allowed people to use deadly force in self-defense without first trying to de-escalate a situation.

"It doesn't open up hunting season for anybody," LaRosa said. "That's foolish."

LaRosa says that is not true and that any law abiding gun owner would not immediately resort to pulling the trigger.

"You still have all the obligations to de-escalate and everything, just you don't have to run for your life," he said.

15 states currently have some form of stand your ground laws.