In the United States’ second mass shooting in 24 hours, a gunman killed 9 men and women and wounded 27 other folks in Dayton’s historical Oregon District.
As these in Dayton and beyond grieve in the aftermath of this senseless act, the public outcry for government action to address mass shootings continues.
In the wake of this most recent tragedy, Ohio Governor Mike Mike DeWine has stated that “everything’s on the table” when it comes to possible modifications in gun policy at the state level.
According to the Dispatch, the governor mentioned any possible gun policy legislation should meet 3 objectives to get his endorsement — it should be constitutional, “respect the Second Amendment” and “move the ball, in other words, boost the scenario.”
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As a member of the US Residence, DeWine voted for the assault weapons ban and other gun handle measures, but has given that changed his stated stance on these troubles.
At a vigil on Sunday evening held in Dayton, DeWine was interrupted by a crowd chanting, “Do some thing!” although attempting to provide remarks.
— Brittany Bailey (@BrittBaileyTV) August 5, 2019
The group Ohioans for Gun Security is looking for 135,000 signatures to place a bill prior to Ohio lawmakers requiring background checks on all gun sales. If the State Assembly fails to act, an additional profitable round of signature gathering would place the measure to a public vote on an upcoming ballot.