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COLUMBUS – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today announced it is endorsing Steve Dettelbach for attorney general in the Buckeye State. Dettelbach is running on a platform that includes strengthening enforcement of gun safety laws in Ohio, and he supports closing the background check loophole and keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. His opponent, Dave Yost, is endorsed by the NRA.
Everytown is all-in on the midterm elections and gun violence survivors and volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be knocking on doors and making calls to elect Dettelbach and other gun sense candidates.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“Everytown is proud to endorse Steve Dettelbach, who understands that attorneys general have a crucial role to play in enforcing and defending strong gun violence prevention laws. Dettelbach will keep Ohioans safe by working hard to keep guns away from people with dangerous histories.”
Since 2014, Everytown for Gun Safety has taken the fight for common-sense gun legislation state-by-state, in partnership with its grassroots arm Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. There has been significant progress in the states, defeating dangerous gun lobby legislation and passing common-sense gun laws that will help save lives.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs