COLUMBUS—Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) held the first meeting of the bicameral Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus on Monday. The meeting featured keynote speaker Fred Guttenberg, who became a prominent gun safety advocate after he lost his daughter Jaime in the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting in 2018.
“It was an honor to have Fred join us for an inspiring conversation about the work that must be done by lawmakers in Ohio to keep our communities safe from gun violence,” said Rep. Miranda. “As Fred illustrated, we’re here to talk about gun safety and violence prevention measures that save lives and respect our constitutional rights.”
“Just as we kick off this caucus, we look at yet another weekend plagued with gun violence in Ohio,” said Sen. Thomas. “Now more than ever, I implore all Ohioans to engage themselves in state government so that we can change the tide of gun violence in this state.”
Ethan Nichols of Students for Gun Legislation also spoke about the organization’s involvement in the caucus.
The Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus plans to hold monthly meetings featuring different guests and topics. A recording of Monday’s event can be accessed HERE.