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Ohio House Democrats to host inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit

Ohio House Democrats, Press Release

Ohio House Democrats Friday announced the inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit aimed at fostering discussions on crucial commonsense policies supported by a bipartisan majority of Ohioans. 

“Gun violence is an epidemic in our state, and it is past time to do something,” said Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), co-chair of the Ohio House Gun Violence Prevention Caucus. “I am excited to be hosting the Gun Violence Prevention Summit at the Statehouse this year. We have worked hard to create an event that focuses on discussing some of the major issues and possible solutions. 

“We are harnessing the local law enforcement community as well as many statewide and national organizations, like the Brady Campaign, to speak on problems and proposals we could implement across the state. I hope to see people from every corner of our state on February 15th, so we can all learn from each other and unite to fight for common sense gun safety and a safer Ohio.”

The summit will take place Feb. 15, 2024 at the Ohio Statehouse from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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. 

The schedule is as follows:

10 a.m.: Opening Remarks
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Panel #1 - Taking Guns Out of the Hands of Dangerous Individuals
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Panel #2 -Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership
11:15 a.m. - noon: Break/Resource Fair
Noon - 12:30 p.m.: Panel #3 - Defeating Pro-Gun Crime, Anti-Cop Laws
12:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: 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.