Pushing for gun reform in Northeast Ohio: The 2 avenues activists on opposite sides of the aisle are pursuing

Pushing for gun reform in Northeast Ohio: The 2 avenues activists on opposite sides of the aisle are pursuing

Gun reform advocates are calling on gun owners for support, but some gun owners believe more enforcement of current laws is what will bring change. AKRON, Ohio — Following more mass shootings in the Midwest and around the country , Northeast Ohioans continue to press legislators on gun reform, but gun rights activists believe enforcing laws that we already have needs to happen first. Speaking out against gun violence continues to echo across Northeast Ohio. "No more blood must be spilt, no more tears must be shed," Cody Cross with "March for Our Lives" said Saturday. The organization took to the streets of Akron this afternoon to push for gun reform. "Both our allies and our elected officials…are standing in the way of progress," Cross told 3News. "This preoccupation with guns…permeates our culture," former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, who is now running for the open seat in Ohio’s 11th congressional district, added. "Yes, public policy will go a long way, but we’ve got to get to the matters of the heart and have real conversations about what gun violence does." Turner and other rally-goers called on gun owners to take a stand for change, too. "We need responsible gun owners to stand side-by-side with other people in this community and help us do something," Turner said. Despite the plea for support, some gun rights activists don’t see new legislation as a progressive movement. "In my mind, what needs to be reformed is the government needs to enforce the […]

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