© A memorial displays crosses bearing the names of people killed by a mass shooter in Dayton on August 4th, 2019. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
Someone is killed with a gun in Ohio every six hours. We refuse to wait any longer for our state to pass laws protecting us from this epidemic.
There are bills sitting in the Ohio state legislature that would reduce gun violence in our communities: from helping to prevent deadly massacres like the August 4th shooting in Dayton, to reducing tragic everyday gun violence including suicides and the deaths of children.
Passing these bills would mean requiring background checks for the sale of all guns, creating measures to temporarily remove firearms from people who are at a heightened risk of harming themselves or others, and even banning accessories that make it possible for shooters to kill the most people in the shortest amount of time.
But instead of saving lives across the state, these bills might not even receive a vote. Sign your name to demand that our lawmakers #DoSomething now!