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In 2017, Ohio suffered nearly 1600 gun-related deaths, and Ohio’s firearm death rate increased over 30% since 2014. Beginning in 2015, Ohio’s gun death rate surged ahead of the overall US rate and has been increasing faster than the US rate for the last three years. Experts agree background checks are among the most effective legislative steps available to impact gun violence. In the 20 states that have acted to strengthen background checks, gun violence is significantly reduced. Moreover, public support for stronger background checks is consistently as high as 90% or more. 

Over the last year, we have been reaching out to Ohioans from all over the state and all walks of life about their views on common sense background checks for gun safety. Based on those conversations and conversations with in-state and national organizations, we are now drafting language to put background checks on the ballot in 2020.

Find out below how you can help us close loopholes in Ohio’s background check law and create a Safer Ohio.

Groundbreakers are individuals and organizations that want to take part in the conversation about gun safety in Ohio and help spread the word about our campaign. As we move forward, the help of Groundbreakers and volunteers will help us make closing background check loopholes a reality in Ohio.

Drafting language is expensive and collecting signatures will take lots of manpower and money to complete. A donation is the best way to help our movement.

Groundbreakers are individuals and organizations that want to take part in the conversation about gun safety in Ohio and help spread the word about our campaign. As we move forward, the help of Groundbreakers and volunteers will help us make closing background check loopholes a reality in Ohio.

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We have strength in numbers. Host a house party, crack open a bottle of wine, and get your friends and family involved by encouraging them to donate or help our movement in any way they can

Social media helps us get our message in front of new people and by liking our pages and sharing our posts you can help us reach even more Ohioans who may support our cause.