Ohio Democrats Pushing For New Gun Laws

(ONN) – Democrats in the Ohio House have unveiled several legislative gun control priorities, though the measures face an uphill battle in a Republican-dominated legislature where lawmakers have pushed to ease many weapons restrictions.

The proposals include universal background checks for gun purchases and a so-called “red flag” law allowing the temporary removal of guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others.

House minority leader Emilia Strong Sykes of Akron says the proposals would reduce gun violence and save lives.

She said shootings have only increased in Ohio since the August 2019 mass shooting in Dayton that killed nine.