Leader Yuko: DeWine's Proposal Good Starting Point on Gun Reform
October 7, 2019
Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released further details about his legislative proposal to address gun violence. Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement in response:
“I’m encouraged by Governor DeWine’s message today and his ongoing efforts to make Ohio a safer place to live and work.
“The will of the people is clear: we must do something. That’s why Senate Democrats have introduced 10 gun reform bills including universal background checks and a red flag law. Our caucus remains dedicated to enacting meaningful legislation. Governor DeWine’s plan is a good starting point for long-overdue reforms. While there are provisions that can be strengthened during Senate hearings, we believe we are making progress.
“I remain hopeful that we can pass common sense gun reforms during this General Assembly. To save lives, we should work to pass bipartisan legislation as soon as possible.”