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Sticking To Their Guns

Gov. Mike DeWine unveils 17-point plan to reduce gun violence.
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Gov. Mike DeWine unveils 17-point plan to reduce gun violence.

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the ongoing debate over the governor's proposed gun regulations. Dean Rieck, executive director of the Buckeye Firearms Association, joins the show. 

Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. And make sure to leave a rating and review!

On this week's episode:
Doing Something On Gun Violence

Gov. Mike DeWine continues to advocate for his 17-point plan to stem gun violence. Two points will likely cause the most controversy at the Statehouse: The expansion of mandatory background checks to include private sales over the internet and at gun shows, and the "red flag law" that would allow police to confiscate the guns of people in danger of committing violence to themselves or others.

Republican leaders, who usually see any tightening of gun laws as a violation of the Second Amendment, say they are open to discussing DeWine’s proposals. But some pro-gun groups are skeptical.

Snollygoster Of The Week

A day after DeWine signed the bailout law for their two nuclear power plants, FirstEnergy Solutions told a bankruptcy court it cannot honor existing union contracts for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant. That's got to be a slap in the face for those union workers who lobbied state lawmakers on behalf of the bailout.    

To suggest a snollygoster of the week or ask us a question, email snollygoster@wosu.org.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.
Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.