DeWine Proposes Red Flag Law, Increased Mental Health Services for Youths
COLUMBUS (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – After facing chants to the tune of “do something” on Sunday night, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine spoke this afternoon on what he believes can be done to prevent incidents like the ones in Dayton and El Paso over the weekend.
DeWine revealed several proposals, which included ideas such as stronger background checks, better access to mental health treatment, and harsher punishment for felons with guns.
Perhaps the most notable proposal made by the Governor was the highly discussed “Red Flag Law” which would allow courts to take away guns from those who show signs of being a potential risk to themselves or others.
It is unknown how the Red Flag Law will be received by some of the GOP voters in the Buckeye state who have in the past been very protective of the rights provided through second amendment.
Governor DeWine acknowledged that there is no single thing that can be done to end gun violence but believes changes can be made to save future lives.
“If we do these things, it will matter. If we do these things, it will make us safer,” DeWine said.
Complete details on everything Governor DeWine proposed can be found at his official website