When Gov. Mike DeWine addressed a Dayton crowd two days after a mass shooting in August, the crowd asked him to just "do something." He responded with a proposal for universal background checks on gun sales and a version of the "red flag" law.
The governor last week retreated from both promises, saying that he has a superior plan that would expand the state’s pink slip system, hospitalizing certain people deemed at risk for violence for up to three days, and a way to make it easier to prosecute gun sellers.
House Speaker Larry Householder has said neither idea interests him.
Today on the Weekly Reporter Roundtable: gun control in Ohio, and more.
- Jackie Borchardt, Columbus bureau chief, Cincinnati Enquirer
- Laura Bischoff, State Government Reporter, Dayton Daily News
- Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau