DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – After the Oregon District shooting, several state lawmakers are considering legislative solutions to cut down on the chances of a tragedy like this ever happening again.
Republican State Senator Peggy Lehner, of Kettering, is cosponsoring a proposal of her own.
She and Democrat Cecil Thomas reintroduced two bills, one that would require universal background checks and one that would raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21.
“There are an awful lot of legislators who are still thinking about it, say they want to look at the final language, but I think it’s terribly important for people to realize that this in no way impairs someone’s ability to have a gun under the second amendment,” she said.
Sen. Lehner adds that the goal of the legislation is to prevent someone who has committed a crime, or someone who may suffer from mental health issues, from owning a weapon.
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