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Democratic Leaders Urge Action on Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation

Say bills will help keep Ohio's children and families safe


Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) this week issued statements on the legislature's duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

"I am praying for strength and healing for all those suffering in Dayton, El Paso and across our country as we continue to struggle with the effects of escalating gun violence," said Leader Yuko. "Fear of violence at school, at the grocery store, on a Saturday night out with friends robs us of our freedom. Ohioans are crying out for us to do something. Today, we are calling on our Republican colleagues to join us in saying 'enough is enough.' We must take common sense action to protect our citizens."

The Democratic leaders are emphasizing the importance of passing two widely supported gun safety measures, universal background checks and a "red flag" law. More than 90 percent of Ohioans support universal background checks for gun purchases and Governor DeWine has expressed his support for implementing a red flag law. They are also calling for immediate hearings on commonsense gun safety proposals laid out by Democrats in recent months, as the vast majority of Ohioans support commonsense solutions to keep kids and communities safe.


 

 

   
   


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Revised: 08/08/19 19:30:10 -0400.


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