Ohio Dems Request Communications Between Yost And Buckeye Firearms Association

Yost: “Without Open Meetings And Public Records, We Have No Way Of Knowing What Our Government Is Up To

COLUMBUS — In celebration of Sunshine Week, the Ohio Democratic Party has filed a public records request with the Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost seeking records of communication and coordination between Yost’s office and the Buckeye Firearms Association in the filing of two amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court.

“As other states look to address gun violence, we are looking to get some sunshine on the process behind Attorney General Yost filing two briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court advocating in behalf of gun lobbyists, especially seeing as he only sent his news release announcing the briefs to the Buckeye Firearms Association,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The Attorney General rightfully talks about the importance of transparency elsewhere,  so why the secrecy here? We look forward to his cooperation and transparency in honor of Sunshine Week.”