COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL OFFICIALLY SUPPORTS OHIOANS FOR GUN SAFETY

Marian Harris and Deb Grayson of Ohioans for Gun Safety accept Columbus City Council Resolution

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBUS – Grassroots organization, Ohioans for Gun Safety, applauds the leadership of Columbus City Council in passing the following resolution:

“To Support Grassroots Efforts by Ohioans for Gun Safety to Close Background Check Loopholes and Join 20 Other States by Enacting Commons Sense Background Checks for Gun Sales in Ohio.”

Council President Shannon Hardin stated that although the city is limited by state law in what they can do to prevent gun violence, Council supports all efforts to reduce gun violence. He pointed out that in 2016 alone, 1524 Ohioans were killed by gun violence – the 6th highest in the nation.

“We thank the Columbus City Council for this critical support of our effort.” said Marian Harris of Ohioans for Gun Safety. “This is the type of bold leadership we need across the state to make common sense background checks for gun safety a reality in Ohio.”

In states that have passed universal background checks, there are 38% fewer women shot to death by their intimate partners, 49% fewer firearm suicides and 39% fewer law enforcement officers shot to death.


Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin with Deb Grayson and Marian Harris, Ohioans for Gun Safety.
Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin with Deb Grayson and Marian Harris, Ohioans for Gun Safety.


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, our goal is to build a broad-based, inclusive coalition that will make our state a safer place for our children and grandchildren through common sense background checks for gun safety.

For more information go to: www.ohioansforgunsafety.com

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Contact:
Marian Harris
614.306.6400