Gun Violence

Nathan Jarosz believes in the 2nd Amendment as it is written and believes in the rights of the people to responsibly own firearms. TheĀ 2nd Amendment states "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

What we have here in Ohio is anything but "well-regulated." The Republican led state legislature in Ohio has made our state the Wild Wild Midwest. According to the CDC regarding firearm mortality rates by state, Ohio ranks in the top 24 highest death rates. More compelling, out of the top 25 states with the highest firearm mortality rates, 21 are led by Republican controlled legislatures who frequently have the weakest gun control laws in the nation. We must not continue down this dangerous path.

Numerous polls from various sources indicate that the majority of Americans support expanded background checks. Specifically, The Hill with 88% support, MPR News with 86% support, Morning Consul Pro with 84% support, Everytown Research & Policy with 93% support. These background checks are designed to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the public. Reasonable gun regulation results in making the lives of our community and our law enforcement significantly safer.