Ohio Democrats Mourn Lives Lost In Dayton With Call for Mike DeWine to Finally “Do Something”
August 4, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today marks the somber third anniversary of the horrific mass shooting in Dayton. As Ohioans mourn the senseless loss of life, an overwhelming majority are also demanding Mike DeWine and radical Republicans finally “do something” to curb gun violence in Ohio.
After the 2019 shooting, DeWine promised he would “do something” to address gun crimes. He lied. DeWine instead made our communities less safe by signing permitless carry into law and a bill that would put more guns in schools, both over the objections of Ohio law enforcement. In response to three years of no action to make Ohio safer, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters issued the following statement marking the anniversary.
“Our thoughts are with Dayton families today who lost their loved ones three years ago. We hear the frustrations of those Daytonians who screamed at Mike DeWine in 2019 to actually do something to end this violence and we join their calls for him to keep his promise. Sadly the only ‘something’ we’ve seen from DeWine is caving to his gun lobby donors and signing laws that put Ohioans at greater risk for gun violence. Mike DeWine’s radical agenda has gone on long enough, taking too much of a toll on Ohioans, and if he is too weak to stand up to the gun lobby and take meaningful action to keep Ohioans safe, he doesn’t deserve the job,” said Chair Walters.