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Ohio House Democrats to Host Inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit

Summit highlights crucial commonsense policies supported by a bipartisan majority of Ohioans
February 15, 2024
Willis E. Blackshear, Jr. News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Blackshear (D-Dayton) yesterday announced his overwhelming support for the House Democrats’ inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit.

“No matter where you live in Ohio, you deserve to feel safe in your community. It’s time we finally tackled the epidemic of gun violence and get serious about public safety. I’m proud to be a part of this summit and continue the fight for commonsense gun laws,” said Rep. Blackshear.

Rep. Blackshear will be a featured panelist at the event which will take place Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Ohio Statehouse from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and consist of three panels featuring elected officials, law enforcement officers and public safety and health stakeholders to address solutions, legislation and real-world stories that put us closer to stemming the tide of gun violence in Ohio. 

  • 10:00 AM: Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM: Panel #1
    • Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Dangerous Individuals
  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Panel #2
    • Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership
  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Break/Resource Fair
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Panel #3
    • Defeating Pro-Gun Crime, Anti-Cop Laws
  • 12:30 PM: Closing Remarks
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Press Conference

Local, state, and national officials will take part on the panels, which include representation from the following groups: 

  • Brady Campaign
  • Moms Demand Action
  • Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio
  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • Members of the House Democratic Caucus 

Additionally, the summit will host a resource fair during the event that showcases outside groups and initiatives that align with House Democrats’ commitment to address gun violence.