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Rep. Grim 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 16, 2024
Michele Grim News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Grim (D-Toledo) yesterday celebrated the success of the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit (GVPS) hosted Thursday by the House Democratic Caucus at the Ohio Statehouse.

“I am honored to have participated in the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit. House Democrats believe there are better solutions to address this public health crisis. These solutions are commonsense, supported across party lines, and most importantly, put people first,” said Rep. Grim.

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)

“Implementing common-sense legislation like the Keeping Our Survivors Safe Act is essential in this fight. The data on this issue is clear, abusers are empowered by firearms and their abuse escalates with access to those weapons. There is a better way to combat this, keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people” said Rep. Grim.

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.