Ohio Democratic Party Statement Marking the Two-Year Anniversary of the Mass Shooting in Dayton
August 4, 2021
Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement to mark the two-year anniversary of a mass shooting in Dayton that left nine people dead and more than a dozen others injured.
“Two years ago, the city of Dayton experienced an unspeakable tragedy. On that day, Ohioans rallied together and called on Mike DeWine and Ohio leaders to ‘do something,’ to combat the scourge of gun violence that affects too many communities across our state. More than 700 days later, Ohioans are still waiting. We owe it to the victims of that day and their families to take meaningful action to combat gun violence in our state. Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
Mike DeWine has failed to stand up to members of his own party in order to take any meaningful action to keep Ohioans safe from gun violence. Instead, DeWine signed radical ‘stand your ground’ legislation into law, a slap in the face to the Dayton shooting victims, their families and all of those Ohioans who rallied together to call for change that day. Meanwhile, Ohio Democrats continue to push for meaningful action to curb gun violence in Ohio and keep Ohio families safe.