Gov. DeWine addresses gun violence, mental health following Dayton shooting at Ohio Statehouse

Gov. DeWine addresses gun violence, mental health following Dayton shooting at Ohio Statehouse
Gov. DeWine plans to address gun violence, mental health at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m. following Sunday's mass shooting.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOIO) - In wake of the Dayton mass shooting that killed 9 and injured 27 on Sunday, Governor Mike DeWine spoke on topics including gun violence and mental health at the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday morning.

DeWine urged the GOP-state legislature to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allow courts to stop firearm access for those who are perceived as a threat to society.

The governor also said Ohio must do more while balancing the right to own firearms and have due process.

Gov. DeWine to address gun violence, mental health following Dayton shooting

During Sunday’s memorial in Dayton, protesters chanted for Governor DeWine to “do something” following the shooting.

Back in April, DeWine said his team was working on ‘red flag’ legislation which would allow family members and police to ask a judge to temporarily confiscate guns from people they think may harm themselves or others.

On Monday, August 5, President Trump called for a similar measure, calling for “strong background checks” and mentioned pairing gun legislation with new immigration laws.

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