During the Coronavirus, we are working to find ways to keep momentum so that when we can begin collecting signatures again we can be successful in our mission to bring common sense background checks for gun safety to Ohio.
If you have not signed our petition yet, we are asking you to Commit To Sign. Click the button below to Commit to Sign and when we being collecting signatures again, we will be in touch to let you know how you can sign.
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In 2017, Ohio suffered nearly 1600 gun-related deaths, and Ohio’s firearm death rate increased over 30% since 2014. Beginning in 2015, Ohio’s gun death rate surged ahead of the overall US rate and has been increasing faster than the US rate for the last three years. Experts agree background checks are among the most effective legislative steps available to impact gun violence. In the 20 states that have acted to strengthen background checks, gun violence is significantly reduced. Moreover, public support for stronger background checks is consistently as high as 90% or more.
Over the last year, we have been reaching out to Ohioans from all over the state and all walks of life about their views on common sense background checks for gun safety. Based on those conversations and conversations with in-state and national organizations, we have drafted language and are collecting signatures to put background checks for gun safety on the ballot as early as 2020 and no later than 2021.