Gun legislation a hot topic at the OH State Capitol Wednesday

Gun legislation a hot topic at the OH State Capitol Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Despite a dreary overcast sky and the drizzle of rain from above, supporters of common sense gun legislation stood on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday morning. The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, wearing their red t-shirts with white letters, could be found all over Capitol Square. Some attended the rally while others were already inside listening to testimony on legislation related to guns and gun safety. The House State and Local Government Committee heard testimony from supporters of State Rep. Michael Henne’s House Bill 585 which is based on Governor John Kasich’s 6 proposed gun legislative measures. First to testify was Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg a victim of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that took her life and that of 16 others. It has been three months and a day since he lost his 14-year-old daughter. She was shot in the back running from the gunman. Guttenberg says, the Mother’s Day was the first without his daughter and it was miserable. His emotional testimony drew no questions from the lawmakers present. Chairwoman Rep. Marlene Anielski, having lost her son, thanked Guttenberg for his testimony and shared with him her perspective on losing a child and what he can expect moving forward. Next Guttenberg visited the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee chaired by Sen. Bill Coley III. There Guttenberg testified in support of State Senators Joe Schiavoni’s and Sandra Williams’ Senate Bill 278, also known as […]

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