On Wednesday, September 12, state Senator Mike Skindell took part in a panel discussion on the topic “Gun Violence: What are the Options?” The panel, organized by the League of Women Voters and hosted by Case Western, included Dr. Daniel Flannery, Cleveland MHA chief André González, and state Representative Mike Henne. Peter Krouse moderated the discussion.
All four panel members agreed on the necessity for further measures to prevent gun violence, including Dayton Republican Rep. Henne, and Skindell who is the Democratic candidate for Ohio House District 13.
The panel also agreed that such measures are currently stalled, in Ohio’s General Assembly and in Congress, both of which are controlled by Republican majorities.
Skindell noted that he reintroduced legislation earlier this year to let Ohio renew an effective, but lapsed, federal assault weapons ban. He has also signed on in support of other measures including universal background checks, “red flag” laws, bump stock restrictions, and stopping domestic abusers’ access to firearms.