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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:20 AM

Senate president: Concerns over DeWine's red-flag proposal resolved

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof says his chamber’s prior concerns over gun seizures under a so-called “red-flag” law were resolved in the proposal made Tuesday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

“This proposal, if it is as described, alleviates the concerns many of us had,” the Republican from Medina told The Dispatch on Friday after meeting with the governor about his package of gun-safety proposals.

Asked if the Senate will pass such legislation, Obhof said, “It’s not dead on arrival. I think we’ve had substantial and very positive discussions about its merits to this point.”

Majority Republicans in the House and Senate refused former GOP Gov. John Kasich’s request for a red-flag law, saying it did not guarantee upfront due process for those whose guns were targeted.

Read more: https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190809/senate-president-concerns-over-dewines-red-flag-proposal-resolved
(Columbus Dispatch)

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