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A new U.S. Secret Service report on mass shootings says last year's shooting in Dayton was preventable.  

Associated Press

The friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a shooting in Dayton last August has been sentenced to 32 months in prison on unrelated federal firearms charges. 

Associated Press

Democratic State Representative Casey Weinstein says he found several memes he considers threatening printed out and placed in his mailbox last week. 

Andy Chow

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has said his major priority for 2020 is to push for his anti-gun violence package in the legislature, and DeWine took that message to hundreds of people gathered from all of Ohio's counties.

2019 was a year that saw a lot of talk about bills that would lift restrictions on guns until the deadly mass shooting in Dayton turned the tables.

Ohio Public Radio

Lawmakers are preparing to hold more hearings on a bill that makes it easier to use lethal force as self-defense in a threatening situation.

The percentage of Americans who favor stricter gun laws is on the rise, though significant partisan divisions persist. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in September found that 60% of Americans say gun laws should be tougher, up from 57% last year and 52% in 2017.

Two months and a day after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced he was working on a plan to address gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, he unveiled a bill Monday he says lawmakers will approve. 

Ohio Public Radio

A group of protesters marched in downtown Columbus Wednesday in support of stricter gun regulations, especially expanded background checks and the red flag law. 

Ohio Public Radio

More than 36 hundred people have written letters, emails and made phone calls to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in the month following the Dayton shootings. 

The CEOs of 145 companies issued a new call for gun safety Thursday, sending a letter to members of the Senate on Thursday stating that it is "simply unacceptable" to do nothing about gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S.

Saying the country is in a public health crisis, the CEOs say new laws that would require background checks on all gun sales "are a common-sense solution with overwhelming public support and are a critical step toward stemming the gun violence epidemic in this country."

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There is widespread support among Americans — Democrats, Republicans and gun owners alike — for a number of initiatives to curb gun violence they would like to see Congress pass, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

Laws that would screen for the types of people who could use a gun are broadly popular, but when it comes to bans on certain types of weapons and ammunition, a divide emerges.

A House committee will take up legislation on Tuesday aimed at preventing mass shootings, as lawmakers and the White House move to respond to a recent spate of attacks across the country.

The bills being considered by the House Judiciary Committee include measures that would limit access to high-capacity gun magazines and block any person convicted of a hate crime from obtaining a firearm.

cnn.com

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is calling on majority U.S. Senate Republicans to pass gun reform legislation.

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Cincinnati-based Kroger says it will no longer allow customers to openly carry guns in its stores. 

A federal judge Friday ruled the longtime friend of the Dayton, Ohio, gunman who killed nine people and injured dozens of others this month, must remain behind bars ahead of his trial.

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Comedian Dave Chappelle says he will perform at a benefit this weekend for the victims of the August 4th shootings in Dayton and their families. 

President Trump said he is willing to get behind some changes to background checks for gun buyers as long as Democrats don't move the goalposts and lead him down a "slippery slope."

The president told reporters on Wednesday that he continues to support new or altered checks, without going into detail, and he acknowledged that he has been taking counsel on the issue from the National Rifle Association.

Strong majorities of Americans from across the political spectrum support laws that allow family members or law enforcement to petition a judge to temporarily remove guns from a person who is seen to be a risk to themselves or others, according to a new APM Research Lab/Guns & America/Call To Mind survey.

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The Mayor of Dayton, where nine people were slain in a mass shooting August 4, says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month. 

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The Dayton mass shooter had his friend buy him body armor, a gun accessory and a 100-round magazine allegedly used in the massacre this month. Prosecutors say the friend stored the items in his apartment to hide them from the shooter's parents, according to federal charges unsealed on Monday.

Ohio Public Radio

State senators are reintroducing a "Red Flag" bill with the support of Republican Senator Peggy Lehner, who says she's no longer satisfied with the status quo.

Statehouse News Bureau

President Trump was in Dayton earlier today, meeting with first responders and victims of Sunday’s mass shooting.

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The family of suspected Dayton shooter Connor Betts says they are stunned by his actions.  

The FBI has opened an investigation into the Dayton shootings last Sunday, citing the gunman's interest in violent ideology. 

Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, is calling for a version of the "red flag" law, expanded background checks, and other gun control proposals in response to the mass shooting in Dayton over the weekend that left nine people dead. These proposals represent a dramatic shift in the way Ohio's state leadership has handled gun policies for most of the decade.

There were three high-profile shootings across the country in one week: The shooting in Gilroy, Calif., on July 28, and then the back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend.

That's no surprise, say scientists who study mass shootings. Research shows that these incidents usually occur in clusters and tend to be contagious. Intensive media coverage seems to drive the contagion, the researchers say.

ohio channel

Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is responding to Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton by urging the GOP-led state Legislature to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales, tougher penalties for violent felons, and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats.  

President Trump went before cameras on Monday in highly anticipated remarks following the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas over the weekend. In his remarks at the White House, Trump used the words "domestic terrorism" and "white supremacy." He did not acknowledge his own rhetoric.

The president targeted violent video games and drew a connection between mass shootings and mental health, though the research does not back up his assertions.

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Statehouse security has asked a Republican state lawmaker to stay home after her controversial Facebook post.  

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