Schiavoni aims for bill on school shootings


State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, a candidate for Ohio governor, released a statement Friday outlining his plan to prevent more school shootings. Schiavoni said he is working to both pass a bill to increase safety measures in schools and to write legislation to increase regulations on AR-15 style firearms.

The increased regulations include requiring regular trainings, paying additional fees and passing strengthened background checks.

“AR-15s are easily adaptable, highly accurate and have been used in several of the deadliest mass shootings in recent months,” the statement says. “They shouldn’t be so easily accessible.”

“I firmly believe in our Second Amendment right to own firearms, but our kids trust us to keep them safe from evils like this,” the statement says.

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