Ohioans for Gun Safety is a grassroots organization exploring common sense background checks for gun safety in Ohio. As Ohioans and Americans, we understand that we must balance our rights and our responsibilities in order to stop gun violence and gun tragedies. By listening to and having conversations with Ohioans about their experiences and ideas, we will build a broad-based, inclusive coalition that will, ultimately, make our state a safer place for our children and grandchildren through common sense background checks for gun safety.
So we will be coming to a place in Ohio near you to hear what you have to say about common sense background checks for gun safety.
IN THE NEWS
Senators Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are original cosponsors of the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, with certain reasonable exceptions. Under current law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior […]
Gun Background Checks Reduce Crime And Save Lives
Background checks are the only systematic way to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. But under current federal law, background checks are only required for gun sales at licensed dealers. An estimated 40 percent of gun transfers take place between “private” parties — often at gun shows or through anonymous online transactions — […]
Connecticut senators to announce Background Check Expansion Act
WASHINGTON D.C. (WTNH)– Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are introducing the “Background Check Expansion Act” to Congress On Wednesday. That legislation would expand the federal requirements for background checks to firearm sales by private sellers. Under the current law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check before transferring a firearm. Read the full article […]