State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
“HB 99 lacks sufficient oversight and endangers live,” said Rep. Brent. “Instead of supporting our schools, this bill will make teachers and students less safe.
“HB 227 takes away necessary training to use a gun and makes it easier for violent weapon offenders to have access to a gun. One needs a license for tasks such as driving and fishing. The same should be true when one attempts to obtain a deadly weapon.
“Instead of trying to build a system to stop gun violence, these bills will increase it and endanger lives.”
After passing the House, both bills move to the Senate for consideration.