Ohio House Speaker Has “Deep Concerns” About Governor’s Gun Plan

(ONN) – The Republican who leads the Ohio House remains skeptical about Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed changes to address gun violence.

The Columbus Dispatch reports House Speaker Larry Householder has expressed “deep concerns” about the plan, including proposals that could increase background checks and make it easier to punish people who sell firearms to people who are prohibited from having guns without checking their background.

Householder says, though background checks would be optional, they’d seem mandatory for sellers to avoid bearing negligence if they skip such checks.

DeWine says he believes his proposals will get results, protect people’s rights and be able to pass the Republican-led legislature.