CLEVELAND, OH — At the Cleveland City Club today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Ohio students to discuss their ideas and Brown’s legislative efforts to keep Ohioans safe from gun violence. Brown praised activism by people, especially students in Ohio and across the country, for pressing for change to make our schools and communities safer.
“We can’t say we are doing what it takes to keep Americans safe until we are finally willing to pass commonsense laws to protect Ohioans from gun violence,” said Brown. “We will not give up on making our country safer.”
- Earlier this year, Brown helped secure modest gun and school safety reforms. The package included Brown’s bipartisan legislation to fund school security improvements and invest in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens.
- The bill also includes the Fix NICS Act, which Brown supported, to fix the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and language clarifying that the Dickey Amendment does not prevent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from conducting or supporting research into firearm safety and gun violence protection.
Brown continues to push for more gun safety measures, including closing the gun show loophole, that allows people buying weapons at a gun show or online to skirt the same background checks that Ohioans buying guns at gun stores undergo.
Earlier this year, Brown took to the Senate floor to thank Ohioans marching for gun safety in their communities.