Schiavoni, fellow lawmaker, introduce bill to curb gun violence


YOUNGSTOWN — State Sens. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, and Cecil Thomas of Cincinnati, D-9th, plan to shortly introduce a comprehensive package of legislation they say will curb gun violence.

The four bills would require universal background checks, raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, require all guns to be registered with local law enforcement and close the gun-show loophole.

“It is past time that lawmakers work together to bring sensible gun regulations to our state and our country,” Schiavoni said. “We have introduced – and will continue to introduce – reasonable, common-sense solutions to make our kids and our communities safer.”

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