Against Gun Violence
The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence (OCAGV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, working to prevent gun violence through education, advocacy and public awareness. OCAGV is the state’s recognized resource on current information regarding gun violence and gun related legislation. We monitor current developments at the national and state levels and provide statewide education on non-violence and safety for children and families. OCAGV works with other organizations and individuals to facilitate community solutions and we support public health recognition of the gun violence problem.
OCAGV Statement on Racism
The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence abhors violence of all forms and against all peoples. Statistics and shared lived experiences confirm to us that People of Color are disproportionately killed by guns. We stand against racism directed at all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). History shows us the systemic inequities and countless incidents perpetrated against unarmed Black, Asian-American, and other people across the country who, because of their skin color, are often perceived as a threat. OCAGV encourages all Americans to come together in unity and a shared desire to see an end to violence, discrimination, and hateful and inciteful rhetoric throughout our state and our country.
An estimated 550,000 Americans were put in hospital from gun injuries during 2000 to 2016, according to study
May 05 2021
Study conducted by Rand Corp. also indicates annual related health-care spending of $2.8 billion
Seven in Ten Americans say Gun Violence and Mass Shootings are a Crisis or Major Issue
May 03 2021
A recent study states that “Even among gun owners, 58% say it is a ‘crisis’ or ‘major issue’; among non-gun owners, 77% say the same.”
The Biden-Harris administration announce their steps to address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic
Apr 09 2021
Six initial actions are planned, many of which will be in place within 30 to 60 days, according to this report.
Federal Appeals Court Rules that States can Restrict Open Carry of Firearms
Mar 25 2021
Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-4, with one judge writing “There is no right to carry arms openly in public;…
H.R. 8 & H.R. 1446 pass Congress and are now in the U.S. Senate
Mar 19 2021
Urge Sen. Rob Portman to vote Yes! See below to learn how Ohio’s representatives to the U.S. Congress voted for H.R. 8 (Private Gun Sales)…