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What Can Hamilton County Leaders Do To Curb Gun Violence?

Hamilton County commissioners may ask the county prosecutor to investigate steps the board can take to curb gun violence.

Board President Todd Portune wants a report on specific actions the county can take to prevent access to "weapons of mass killing by gun."

He says it's time to stand up and make sure "our nation begins to take appropriate steps toward eradicating the kind of gun violence - mass gun violence - and killings that we have borne witness to for far too long."

He introduced the first draft of a resolution Wednesday and would like a vote next week.

Portune also wants to somehow incentivize private companies to develop weapon scanning technologies to protect places such as schools.

Gun Resolution by WVXU News on Scribd

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She enjoys snow skiing, soccer and dogs.