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Rep. Brewer Celebrates Gun Violence Prevention Summit, Commonsense Solutions to Keep Communities Safe

Event featured inspiring conversations, new legislative solutions to end gun violence public health crisis 
February 16, 2024
Darnell T. Brewer News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Darnell T. Brewer (D-Cleveland) yesterday celebrated the success of the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit (GVPS) hosted Thursday by the House Democratic Caucus at the Ohio Statehouse.

“Yesterday,  I was honored to attend and participate, along with a panel of distinguished individuals, in the first ever Gun Violence Prevention Summit at the statehouse.  In addition, I was able to introduce two pieces of legislation, both receiving bipartisan support, both aimed at exploring, addressing, and reducing gun violence in Ohio.  Currently, with all three of my commonsense gun safety bills receiving bipartisan support, it is my prayer my colleagues within this 135th General Assembly will at least give us the opportunity to work together and use our collective voices to address gun safety in Ohio," said Rep. Brewer.

As part of its People First agenda, House Democrats introduced several new legislative solutions around the GVPS promoting gun safety measures supported by a bipartisan majority of Ohioans. 

  • Keeping Our Survivors Safe Act (Reps. Grim, Munira)
  • Declaring Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis (Rep. Brewer)
  • Commonsense Concealed Carry (Reps. Brown, Isaacsohn)
  • Universal Background Checks Act (Reps. Robinson, Isaacsohn)
  • Ohio Task Force on Gun Violence (Rep. Brewer)

The GVPS featured the following panels led by House Democrats, other elected officials, law enforcement officers and public safety and health stakeholders:

  • Keeping Guns out of the Hands of Dangerous Individuals
  • Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership
  • Defeating Pro-gun Crime, Anti-cop Laws

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pictures from Thursday’s GVPS courtesy of Ohio House Democrats can be found here, and a graphic listing the five new pieces of legislation House Democrats introduced this week is attached to this press release.  Additionally, the full GVPS video can be viewed and downloaded here.