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Rep. Brown Piccolantonio Celebrates Gun Violence Prevention Summit, Commonsense Solutions to Keep Communities Safe

Event featured inspiring conversations, new legislative solutions to end gun violence public health crisis
February 15, 2024
Beryl Piccolantonio News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Beryl Brown Piccolantonio (D-Gahanna) today celebrates the success of the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit (GVPS) hosted Thursday by the House Democratic Caucus at the Ohio Statehouse.

“I appreciate all of the speakers, local elected officials and constituents who joined us at the statehouse today to advocate and share their expertise. I am proud to have co-sponsored a number of bills that, if passed, would put people first by enhancing the safety of our communities. I stand with the majority of Ohioans who have asked us to do something and agree that it is long past time to pass these policies,” said Rep. Brown Piccolantonio.

As part of its People First agenda, House Democrats introduced several new legislative solutions around the GVPS promoting gun safety measures supported by a bipartisan majority of Ohioans. 

  • Keeping Our Survivors Safe Act (Reps. Grim, Munira)
  • Declaring Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis (Rep. Brewer)
  • Commonsense Concealed Carry (Reps. Brown, Isaacsohn)
  • Universal Background Checks Act (Reps. Robinson, Isaacsohn)
  • Ohio Task Force on Gun Violence (Rep. Brewer)

The GVPS featured the following panels led by House Democrats, other elected officials, law enforcement officers and public safety and health stakeholders:

  • Keeping Guns out of the Hands of Dangerous Individuals
  • Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership
  • Defeating Pro-gun Crime, Anti-cop Laws

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pictures from Thursday’s GVPS courtesy of Ohio House Democrats can be found here, and a graphic listing the five new pieces of legislation House Democrats introduced this week is attached to this press release.  Additionally, the full GVPS video can be viewed and downloaded here.