Today, state Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale) issued the following statement in response to four mass shootings that took place in the U.S. over the weekend, including two in Ohio.
“I was horrified to learn about the four mass shootings over the weekend that killed seven people in our country, including four here in Ohio. Young people are dying and these tragedies will continue to happen until we decide to do something to stop guns from getting into the hands of the wrong people. The legislature must move to pass universal background checks, close the gun show loophole and raise the minimum age to purchase any firearm to 21 years old. Our children’s lives and the safety of our communities depend on it.”