Senate District 23
Nickie J. Antonio
Antonio Statement on Senate Passage of Permitless Carry Bill
December 15, 2021
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after the Senate passage of Senate Bill 215, which would remove almost all requirements to carry a concealed weapon in Ohio:

“I find it concerning that the legislature continues to prioritize guns everywhere, without any guardrails, rather than working to protect the lives of Ohioans,” Antonio said. “Yesterday marked nine years since the Sandy Hook shooting, where 20 small children were killed at their elementary school by a gunman. After the 2019 shooting in Dayton, Ohioans chanted ‘Do something.’ They gave us a mandate – yet, over and over, we watch the repeated loss of life due to gun violence. Today, we had the opportunity to do something by voting no on this bill. While other Senate Democrats and I voted no, Senate Bill 215 now heads to the House. Senate Bill 215 is not the something the legislature should do. It will not reduce gun violence.”
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