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.
For more information go to: www.ohioansforgunsafety.com