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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

An Ohio columnist’s editorial: Passage of gun bills misses the mark when it comes to Ohio’s priorities

Nov 29 2021

In a recent column, Tom Suddes writes about House Bills 227 and 99, both of which were introduced in the Ohio Senate last week: Whatever…

Study shows gun-related deaths among youth living in high-poverty counties is 4 times higher than other areas

Nov 29 2021

The study author, Dr. Jefferson Barrett, hopes that these findings will bring about new ways to address gun violence. “The hope is that pediatricians, public…

Latest Segments of ABC’s “Rethinking Gun Violence” Focus on Other Ways Gun Violence Impacts our Country

Nov 05 2021

The financial impact of gun violence in America is $280 billion annually, from hospital bills to lost wages to lost productivity. Furthermore, researchers estimate that…

Biden Administration Takes Steps to Prevent Suicide, Including by Promoting Safe Storage of Firearms

Nov 02 2021

A statement issued today by the White House addresses suicide by gun, stating that firearms account for two-thirds of all suicide deaths in the U.S….

America has a gun violence problem: the continuation

Oct 28 2021

The type of gun used in most U.S. homicides is not an AR-15, ABC News reports.

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