COLUMBUS (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – This afternoon, along side about 50 police officers, paramedics, doctors and other lawmakers, Governor Mike DeWine outlined the specifics of his plan aimed at reducing gun violence.
The STRONG Ohio Bill, which is sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chargin Falls) is part of the Governors strong Ohio violence prevention plan.
The plan includes the following:
The bill does not include a Red Flag law or universal background checks on all gun sales including private sales; two things that DeWine had previously expressed a need for.
Instead of a Red Flag law, the Governor said he will peruse something just short of that known as “pink slip” laws, giving courts the power to take guns from those who where already prohibited to have them.
Additionally, the bill will not force background checks on private gun sales. It will instead make such checks voluntary. However, if the seller wishes to do so, legislation is being put into place that would put up some money to help make the process more efficient.