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House Democrats launch commonsense gun safety website

DoSomethingOhio.com provides resources for Ohioans to get involved, hold legislature accountable in wake of Dayton shooting
August 26, 2019
Democrat Newsroom

House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and House Democratic lawmakers today announced the launch of DoSomethingOhio.com, a website designed to provide resources for constituents to contact their legislators and call for commonsense gun reform in Ohio.

“I encourage Ohioans to use DoSomethingOhio.com to get involved and reach out to House and Senate leadership, committee chairs and the governor’s office to demand action on commonsense gun safety,” said Leader Sykes. “Everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes and in their communities. We owe it to our families, friends and neighbors to restore our state’s promise as a safe place to live, work and retire—not fear the next tragedy.”

The launch of DoSomethingOhio.com comes just two weeks after Democrats called for a series of commonsense gun safety proposals designed to keep kids and communities across the state safe in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio on August 4.

Democratic bills include legislation that would implement universal background checks for gun purchases, require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide information about suicide prevention and enact red flag protections to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves or others.

A majority of Ohioans from all political backgrounds support an increase in gun safety laws, and two-thirds report being worried about gun violence in their community, at their church or in their child’s school.

To learn more about House Democrats’ efforts and learn more about how you can get involved in the fight for commonsense gun safety in Ohio, visit DoSomethingOhio.com.