Gov. Mike Dewine on Monday will unveil legislation as part of his STRONG Ohio plan to address gun violence.
The legislation proposal will have portions of Dewine’s 17-point STRONG Ohio plan that require changes in Ohio law in order to enact.
Dewine announced his 17-point plan after the Dayton mass shooting that took place in August to address gun violence.
Dewine will be joined by several leaders and elected officials from across Ohio who support the Strong Ohio plan.
The plan deals with increasing penalties for felons who posses a gun illegally, or for when a gun is used in the commission of a felony, or when someone makes a gun purchase for someone else, or when an adult sells a gun to a minor.
“Our goal is to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “But the current background system that is supposed to prevent people who’ve committed violent crimes from purchasing guns often doesn’t work, and we’re going to fix it.”