Antonio, Boyd To Discuss Bill To Keep Guns Out Of Violent Offenders' Hands
Proposal will help protect domestic abuse victims from gun violence

State Reps. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights)will highlight a new legislative proposal to allow for the removal of firearms in certain domestic violence situations TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ladies Gallery at the Ohio Statehouse. Legislators and advocates will discuss the intersection between gun violence and violence against women and common sense policy solutions.

WHO:              State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio

State Rep. Janine R. Boyd

Nancy Neylon, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

David Eggert, Ohioans for Safe Communities

WHAT:            Press conference on domestic violence-related gun legislation

WHEN:            Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:          Ohio Statehouse, Ladies Gallery

1 Capitol Square

Columbus, Ohio 43215

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