Columbus - Today, after Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a controversial gun bill in his state, Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) again called on Governor John Kasich to do the same for House 495. The legislation, passed by the Ohio Senate just one day before the mass shooting in Connecticut, allows guns in the Statehouse and Riffe Building parking garages and weakens restrictions on transporting guns in cars. Senator Kearney released the following statement urging Governor Kasich to veto HB 495:
"I encourage Governor Kasich to reconsider his decision to support House Bill 495. It is not too late for the Governor to do the right thing and veto this legislation that jeopardizes public safety. After the death of 26 school children and adults in Connecticut, Michigan's governor apparently realized that this is the wrong time to weaken gun laws. Governor Kasich should follow the lead of his fellow Republican governor."