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CINCINNATI – The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today issued the following statement in response to reports of a shooting in downtown Cincinnati that left four people dead, including the gunman. Two other people were wounded in the shooting.
STATEMENT FROM MICHELE MUELLER, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE OHIO CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“We’re horrified by today’s senseless shooting, and we’re keeping each of the affected families in our thoughts. It’s all too clear that we have to do more in Ohio to address the gun violence affecting communities across the state.”
Earlier this year, a committee of Republican and Democratic lawmakers recommended several additions to Ohio gun laws. The recommendations, which have the support of Gov. Kasich but have not been taken up by the legislature, include:
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