In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the ongoing debate over the governor's proposed gun regulations. Dean Rieck, executive director of the Buckeye Firearms Association, joins the show.
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On this week's episode:
Doing Something On Gun Violence
Gov. Mike DeWine continues to advocate for his 17-point plan to stem gun violence. Two points will likely cause the most controversy at the Statehouse: The expansion of mandatory background checks to include private sales over the internet and at gun shows, and the "red flag law" that would allow police to confiscate the guns of people in danger of committing violence to themselves or others.
Republican leaders, who usually see any tightening of gun laws as a violation of the Second Amendment, say they are open to discussing DeWine’s proposals. But some pro-gun groups are skeptical.
Snollygoster Of The Week
A day after DeWine signed the bailout law for their two nuclear power plants, FirstEnergy Solutions told a bankruptcy court it cannot honor existing union contracts for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant. That's got to be a slap in the face for those union workers who lobbied state lawmakers on behalf of the bailout.
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