Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is quickly becoming a Republican sell-out on the Second Amendment.
On September 8, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on the Ohio General Assembly to pass gun control measures that he believes would prevent gun-related deaths in his state.
DeWine noted that between the six-day period between September 1 and Labor Day, there were 40 people shot throughout the state of Ohio. 21 of these people ended up dying. Some of the more high-profile deaths in that list were Cleveland police detective James Skernivitiz and his informant Scott Dingess, who were shot and killed on September 3. Three teens were charged for the lethal shooting.
“Detective Skernivitz spent more than two decades in law enforcement, protecting the citizens of Ohio. In fact, he was sworn in the day before his death to work as part of a federal initiative to fight violence in Cleveland. He leaves behind a wife and three children,” DeWine stated on September 8.
As a response to the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, DeWine introduced the “STRONG Ohio” proposals, which would strengthen unconstitutional background checks and establish arbitrary red flag gun confiscation orders.
DeWine should know better than to try to appease the gun control crowd. None of these proposals would do anything to curb gun violence. In fact, gun control laws like these would only leave lawful individuals defenseless and empower criminals instead.
Ohio is decent as far as gun rights are concerned. It is currently ranked in 23rd place according to Guns & Ammo magazine’s annual rankings for states most amicable to gun rights. However, if DeWine had his way, the state will most definitely fall in these rankings. Ohio Republicans in the General Assembly should everything possible to kill this legislation. If a red state like Ohio falls for such anti-gun nonsense, the Left will be further emboldened to pursue more civilian disarmament legislation.