Bill is introduced or prefiled (on 10/15/2019)
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Refer to Committee: Government Oversight and Reform (on 10/23/2019)
Gov. Mike DeWine’s “STRONG Ohio” gun-control plan isn’t all we hoped it would be. It isn’t all that most Ohioans want. But if it were to become law, it would be the one and only step in the right direction for Ohio on this issue in many, many years. For that reason, Democrats who want to see more reasonable controls on lethal weapons should back it.
We hope that the questions and challenges Democrats posed at the bill’s first hearing Tuesday were a way of getting their points across and not an indication that they’ll vote against the bill.
The gun control measure pushed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting three months ago got an icy reception from Senate Democrats at the bill’s first hearing Tuesday.
Three Democrats on the Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee peppered the bill sponsor with questions about whether Senate Bill 221 does enough to prevent gun violence in Ohio.
Three months after nine people were killed outside a bar in Dayton, Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan to combat gun violence is ready for its first hearing at the Statehouse.
Senate Bill 221 is set for sponsor testimony Tuesday afternoon, as is a measure that would require background checks at gun shows, and another that would limit magazine capacities and ban bump stocks, an attachment that makes semi-automatic weapons fire faster.
It is time for the Ohio General Assembly to act on gun law reforms. “Pink slip” and background check proposals by Gov. Mike DeWine are fair and meaningful, and deserve approval by lawmakers.
Mr. DeWine is walking a fine line in pitching his “Ohio solution” to the gun violence that has gripped the nation, including the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton that left 9 dead and 27 injured in 30 seconds.
Scroll ahead to 2019. After the deadly Dayton shooting in August, Gov. Mike DeWine promised to “do something.” The legislation introduced this fall was somewhat less than promised but, as our editorial board judged, would still yield significant benefits if passed. Yet there was no House measure introduced and Senate Bill 221 has so far attracted a grand total of three sponsors.
It’s back — and there don’t appear to be many obstacles this time around to Republicans achieving a longtime goal of instituting a stand-your-ground law.
Removing the duty to retreat, if possible, before using a gun in self-defense in response to a threat of violence has been on the GOP’s legislative shopping list for years.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Republican representatives introduced a bill often referred to as "Stand Your Ground" as Governor Mike DeWine's gun reform plan takes it first step in the legislative process. A similar "Stand Your Ground" bill pass in the Ohio House in 2018 but was eventually watered down by the Senate partly because of a veto threat from former Governor John Kasich.
The sponsor of Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun violence proposal said it's a plan that can pass - though it's getting criticism for not including mandatory background checks or a red flag gun seizure law.
Gov. Mike DeWine may not have delivered the conventional “red flag” and universal-background-check legislation many had hoped for after the Dayton shootings that killed nine and injured 22. But the crescendo of denunciation is unmerited.
COLUMBUS — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who in August dealt with the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting in the heart of her city’s downtown, endorsed an effort Wednesday to force action on near-universal background checks for gun sales.