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US NewsOhio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales

17:50  06 august  2019
17:50  06 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country

Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country DAYTON, Ohio — On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a sickening shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, the first gun massacre to capture the nation’s attention this August weekend had unfolded in El Paso, when a 21-year-old with a rifle entered a Walmart and killed 20 people. In a country that has become nearly numb to men with guns opening fire in schools, at concerts and in churches, the back-to-back bursts of gun violence in less than 24 hours were enough to leave the public stunned and shaken.

Mike DeWine 's ' red flag ' proposal pass the Ohio legislature? ^ a b Jessie Balmert & Jackie Borchardt, Ohio governor decides against ' red flag ' law , proposes optional private sale background checks , Cincinnati Enquirer (October 7, 2019).

DeWine initially favored a " red flag " law to remove guns from individuals deemed dangerous to themselves or others. COLUMBUS - Ohio Gov . Mike DeWine won't ask Ohio 's Republican-controlled Legislature for a " red flag " law or mandatory background checks on private gun sales .

A crowd of frustrated mourners yelled at Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Sunday night to "do something" about gun violence.

DeWine said he heard them.

“Some chanted ‘do something’ and they were absolutely right," DeWine said at Tuesday morning news conference. "We must do something, and that is exactly what we are going to do.”

Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales © Albert Cesare Governor Mike DeWine speaks during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. People began chanting "Do Something" during DeWine's speech.

DeWine unveiled several proposals Tuesday morning aimed at curbing gun deaths. Among them: a "red flag" law, background checks for most firearm purchases, more access to mental health treatment and harsher penalties for felons with guns and straw purchases.

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Ohio Gov . DeWine proposes ' red flag ' law , expanding background checks for gun sales . DeWine also wants background checks on all gun sales , except sales between family members and a few other scenarios. That wouldn't be new ground for DeWine , who voted for background checks

Ohio Gov . Mike DeWine , left, speaks alongside Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, right, during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. Mike DeWine urged Ohio ’s GOP-led state legislature Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to

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Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales

DeWine said no one thing will prevent gun violence, but together, the changes will save lives.

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Mike DeWine of Ohio announced proposals that he said could limit gun access for people with I’m asking the General Assembly to pass a law that requires background checks for all firearm sales A proposed red flag law seemed to gain traction after 10 people were killed at Santa Fe High School in

Ohio Gov . Mike Dewine , a Republican, bucked his party Tuesday in response to the mass shooting in Dayton to call for a red flag law that would expand In general, red flag or "extreme risk protection order" laws allow courts to issue temporary orders barring someone from possessing guns based on

"If we do these things, it will matter. If we do these things, it will make us safer,” DeWine said.

Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales © Albert Cesare Governor Mike DeWine speaks during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. People began chanting "Do Something" during DeWine's speech.

Police haven't yet determined a motive for the Dayton shooter, who killed nine and injured 27 on Sunday morning. But DeWine, a Republican who took office in January, has been working on some of these proposals for months.

Whether DeWine's solutions have any hope of becoming law depends on Ohio's GOP-controlled Legislature, which has been wary of restricting gun rights. Several of DeWine's ideas have been proposed in recent years and received little attention at the Statehouse.

"Red flag" laws allow police and relatives to ask a judge to remove guns temporarily from individuals whom they fear will cause harm to themselves or others. The judge grants what's called an "emergency risk protection order."

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But law enforcement officials in states with red flag laws say they have already made a vital impact Red flag bills tend to attract more Republican support than proposals to ban particular weapons Mike DeWine , a Republican, has renewed his efforts to get one passed. Even if Ohio had passed

Red flag laws enable law enforcement, and sometimes family members, to remove guns from dangerous people. The Trace is an independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States. We believe that our country’s epidemic rates of

Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales

DeWine also wants background checks on all gun sales, except sales between family members and a few other scenarios. That wouldn't be new ground for DeWine, who voted for background checks on all sales at gun shows while in Congress.

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The old law addressed actually murdering the baby. This one expands background checks . The federal gov 't doesn't have a constitutional leg to stand on with private sales conducted in-state. There are already universal background checks for all commercial gun sales everywhere in the

Proponents hope that using court orders to confiscate firearms from people who are deemed by a judge to pose an extreme danger to themselves or others can help prevent mass shootings.Credit Jae C. Hong/Associated Press.

The idea could be politically palatable. In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, 90% of Ohio voters said they supported background checks for all gun buyers. And 87% of gun owners agreed.

If DeWine and lawmakers don't act, a group called Ohioans for Gun Safety wants to force lawmakers to consider a universal background check bill with a citizen-initiated law or put it on the 2020 ballot.

Seventeen states have enacted red flag laws. Of those, 12 were passed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018.

The National Rifle Association even supports emergency risk protection orders – if they protect gun owners' due process rights not to have their property seized without a valid legal reason.

"The NRA believes that any effort should be structured to fully protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while preventing truly dangerous individuals from accessing firearms," the NRA's lobbying arm wrote.

But red flag laws have opponents in Ohio. The group Ohio Gun Owners wrote, "a 'Red Flag Gun Seizure’ would allow virtually anyone who doesn’t like you to be able to make up a bogus complaint – allowing a liberal judge to order your firearms to be confiscated."

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Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales

GOP lawmakers who control the Ohio House and Senate opposed former Gov. John Kasich's attempt to pass a red flag law, saying his version would violate Ohioans' rights.

Any proposal needs to be constitutional and needs to be effective for lawmakers to support it, Ohio Senate GOP spokesman John Fortney said.

DeWine also wants to strengthen existing laws for convicted felons caught with firearms and for straw purchases where someone who can't legally buy a gun buys one through a third party.

What's comes next? Ohio lawmakers will vet DeWine's proposals after they return in mid-September. Several of the concepts were introduced by Democratic legislators, but those bills have yet to receive hearings.


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