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Ohio Coalition
Against Gun Violence

What We Do

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.



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Latest News

PEW Charitable Trust on Red Flag Laws Are Saving Lives

Oct 15 2021

A handful of states have Red Flag laws. Ohio is not one of them. Read more about what they are and how they work.

The difference between firearm homicides and suicides in the U.S. compared to other countries

Oct 07 2021

The Trace, known for investigating and reporting on gun violence in America, explored this issue upon a reader request recently. Findings indicate that although the…

Ohio among several states with more than a 35% increase in homicides during 2020

Sep 28 2021

Crime statistics released by the FBI early this week state there were over 17,800 homicides in 2020 — the highest number in over 25 years….

CAP report attributes Wisconsin’s dramatic increase in gun-related violence to Concealed Carry

Sep 02 2021

The Center for American Progress explores a Wisconsin law from 2011 that allowed concealed carry with a permit from the state — and minimal eligibility…

New AAP report: the number of hospital visits of children with gun injuries increased nearly 40% in 2020

Aug 17 2021

A study just published in Pediatrics, the Journal of the American Pediatric Society, reports on this issue. “The combination of unparalleled firearm sales, heightened social…

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