Gun Violence

Jo Ingles

An estimated 200 Ohio high school students who walked out of their buildings this morning made their way to the Statehouse to lobby  lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration.

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET to reflect growing number of walkouts

Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho, will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.


Students from four Columbus City high schools and one elementary school are among those planning to take part in the National School Walkout March 14th, in honor of the 17 people killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  

Dozens of Columbus Schools students staged a demonstration against gun violence Thursday at the Statehouse.

A group of teenagers who say they are desperate for some action on gun control staged a silent "lie-in" outside the White House Monday, in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting last week.

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An estimated one-dozen people held a demonstration outside of the Columbus offices of Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio yesterday,  protesting his stance on gun laws. 

Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas is only the latest reminder of the persistent gun violence in the United States. And a new set of statistics on the rates of gun violence unrelated to conflict underscores just how outsize U.S. rates of gun deaths are compared with those in much of the rest of the world.

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The White House has chided talk of gun control this week, claiming it's too soon to discuss policy in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings.

Legislation is being proposed in the Ohio House requiring people to surrender firearms to law enforcement agencies if they've been convicted of domestic violence or served with a civil protection order.

As one might expect, both sides in the gun control debate have different takes on the executive actions President Obama announced this week to try and reduce the rate of gun violence.

People who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposal an Ohio House committee is hearing. 

Threats of gun violence forced lockdowns and evacuations at several schools and universities in Ohio yesterday.

Two Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill requiring a state study on gun injuries.

Some faith leaders in Ohio teamed up this week to fight gun violence.