COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Federal and local authorities plan to announce a plan to address recent gun crimes in Columbus.
U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers, along with Roland Herndon, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, and Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein will speak around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Devillers shared in a release that enforcement will be targeted in two Columbus neighborhoods; the Hilltop and Linden.
The comments come one day after Gov. Mike DeWine renewed his push for a slate of gun control measures in Ohio.
The governor referenced the shooting death of an Ohio State student that has received national attention as one example for the need of reform.
"This is not hard. What we're simply saying is, let's model Ohio's law after the federal law," DeWine said. "When someone is convicted of a violent offense in Ohio, they already lose the right to own a gun. Our bill would simply say... (if found) in possession of a gun again, a judge could impose a very hefty sentence."
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