With Gov. Mike DeWine also calling for background checks, Willard says it’s time for the Ohio House and Senate to listen to what Ohioans want.
“But unfortunately sometimes they’re tone deaf to their own constituents, if they are we’re going to collect signatures and go directly to the voters,” says Willard.
Their measure would include exceptions, such as gifting a gun to a family member. They could take it to the ballot as early as next November if lawmakers don’t act.
But legislative leaders say they want to make sure they take their time to pass a bill that works, without stepping on Second Amendment rights.