SHOT/CHASER: Statehouse Republicans Dance Around Gun Safety Issue

SHOT: After opposing universal background checks, GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan says of his watered-down gun reform legislation: “I want to make meaningful change that can pass.

CHASER: “House Speaker Larry Householder still isn’t buying it … ”

APERTIF: In 2006, Dolan voted to overturn Republican Gov. Bob Taft’s veto of legislation that took away home-rule control for local communities to pass their own gun violence prevention laws.

NIGHTCAP: Dolan has a 93 percent rating from the National Rifle Association.

HANGOVER REMEDY: Just how bad is the polling on gun violence for endangered suburban lawmakers like Dolan that he’s pushing a bill he knows won’t go anywhere in the Ohio House?