COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – With calls for stricter gun laws following the Florida school shooting, Ohio Governor John Kasich is taking some action.
The governor says a group that has strong second amendment feelings has been meeting to look at changes to Ohio’s gun laws. Although Kasich would not name the group he is working with, he did say agreements have been reached on four different issues.
He says members in the group agree there should be some limits and will be giving him recommendations soon.
As for President Donald Trump’s suggestion to arm teachers in schools, Kasich is okay with it but says it’s not the final answer.
“If there are teachers who say, ‘Look, I want to volunteer. I want to protect kids in the school.’ I am fine with that. But, that is not the final answer by any stretch,” Kasich said.
Kasich says the group will meet again on Wednesday. He hopes to have recommendations soon to give to Ohio’s lawmakers.
Earlier this week, 27 First News This Morning co-anchor Chelsea Spears took a closer look at arming teachers in schools.
You can read her stories here:
- ‘You’re not going to harm our kids:’ School leaders defend arming teachers
- School resource officers train to prevent tragedy before it happens
- In wake of school shootings, Chardon administrators talk guns
- Which local school districts allow teachers to carry guns?
- School gun violence: How do we protect and educate?