Pro-gun advocates gather at statehouse to support second amendment
COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Hundreds of people from around Ohio met at the steps of the statehouse to protest recent gun control proposals.
They're also upset by senate bill 260 which would make it illegal for people to have semi-automatic firearms that could hold more than ten rounds.
It would also set up a database through the Ohio attorney general's office.
It would be closely monitored by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations to track who purchases guns in Ohio.
"I'm very strong advocates for gun rights," said Jordan Telting who drove from Cincinnati to Columbus for the event.
Many people on hand say they're upset with some Republicans they voted for who are now proposing the changes.
"Gun owners are organized and mobilized and we're ready to hold any party responsible when it comes to gun rights at election time," said Chris Dorr, director of Ohio gun owners.
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor was also on hand to voice support for the right to bear arms.
"Here's my message to John Kasich, Mike DeWine, and every other established politician, come and get it" as Taylor held up her own gun at the podium in front of the crowd.
Many on hand say they believe the proposals are a response to the deadly school shootings in Broward County, Florida last month that claimed 17 lives.
Governor John Kasich spokesperson Jon Keeling said the governor has been meeting with a broad range of politicians and people from around the state since November 2017.
Keeling said the governor's goal is to prevent guns from getting into the hands of convicted criminals, along with people with domestic violence charges on their records.