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Ohio Governor To Push Anti-Gun Laws After Shootings
  Posted August 6th, 2019 12:29 pm

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Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor urged the GOP-led state Legislature Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats.

Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio needs to do more while balancing people's rights to own firearms and have due process during a press conference Tuesday. He outlined a series of legislative actions he wants the Legislature to take up to address mental health and gun violence.

"We can come together to do these things to save lives," DeWine said.

Protesters once again shouted "do something"; a refrain chanted during Sunday's vigil honoring the victims; at DeWine at the start of his Tuesday announcement. One person yelled "shame on you" at DeWine while he was answering questions.

His calls for action could be an uphill battle for the Legislature, which has given little consideration this session to those and other gun-safety measures already introduced by Democrats. DeWine's Republican predecessor, John Kasich, also unsuccessfully pushed for a so-called red flag law on restricting firearms for people considered threats.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/after-dayton-mass-shooting-ohio-governor-set-to-address-gun-laws

Ohio Governor To Push Anti-Gun Laws After Shootings