Senate District 25
Kenny Yuko
Senate Dems Urge Gun Reform 100 Days After Dayton Shooting
November 11, 2019
Tomorrow will mark 100 days since the shooting in Dayton on August 4, when nine people were killed and 27 more were injured. Members of the Ohio Senate Democratic caucus released the following statements:
“After the shooting 100 days ago, Ohioans told us loud and clear that they want us to do something to end gun violence,” said Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights). “Our caucus has introduced 10 common-sense bills that we know people support. We are ready to work with Governor DeWine to pass the strongest plan possible and save lives.”
“One hundred days ago, Ohioans asked their politicians to do something so that no community has to again endure the agony of a mass shooting,” said Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Avondale). “I hope that means proposals like universal background checks and a red flag law, which have bipartisan support both inside and outside the legislature, will receive more hearings soon. It’s what our constituents want.”
“The General Assembly has a moral obligation to strengthen our gun laws and make our communities safer, just as Ohioans asked us 100 days ago,” said Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland). “There are several bills with bipartisan support that are currently pending in the legislature, including a red flag law I introduced with my Republican colleague, Senator Lehner. I hope it will get additional hearings because more can and should be done to reduce gun violence.”
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