Group not shy about gun safety legislation

Group not shy about gun safety legislation

Gun Rights

Cheryl Davis and Dave Linn sit outside the Mercer County District Library in Cel . . . CELINA – Local political activist Cheryl Davis said almost everyone she has talked to at various events for the last several months has agreed to sign a petition that would close state loopholes in background checks on gun sales. Though Davis and fellow activist Dave Linn are active in the Mercer County Democratic Party, they insist that the push for common-sense gun background checks is not a solely partisan movement. Rather, the call for action has cut across party lines as many believe that something must be done to curb gun-related violence plaguing the nation, the pair asserted. "I think more people are taking it more seriously now. People that probably wouldn’t have signed it last year did because of the two shootings that happened right in a row there," Linn said about common-sense gun background checks while referring to back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton that left 31 people dead. "A lot of Republicans have signed without question." Davis, Linn and others this summer have been gathering petition signatures on behalf of Ohioans for Gun Safety, which describes itself as a statewide grassroots group that aims to make Ohio "a safer place for our children and grandchildren through common-sense background checks for gun safety." They’ve staked out spots in Celina at the downtown farmers’ market, near the lighthouse, at the Mercer County Fair and now, in front of the […]

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