A Shifting Gun Debate After Mass Shootings And Other Top Stories This Week

Aug 9, 2019

In the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, this past Sunday, Governor Mike DeWine took a dramatic shift Tuesday, unveiling several new proposals to curb gun violence. The move comes after a crowd of mourners chanted "Do something" at the governor during a vigil Sunday night.

DeWine is calling for a version of the "Red Flag Law" and expanded background checks. Members of the Buckeye Firearms Association say they are not officially endorsing DeWine's proposals. The shooting in Dayton's Oregon District left nine people dead.

The parent company of the Cincinnati Enquirer is soon to be sold in a deal that will merge America's two largest newspaper chains. GateHouse Media plans to acquire Gannett for $1.4 billion in an effort to stave off declining circulation and plunging ad revenue. But the pressure will still be on to cut costs at publications around the country. So what does this mean for the Cincinnati Enquirer?

Allegations against a local priest lead to a major shake-up in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer failed to report accusations that a priest behaved inappropriately with children. The Pastor, Geoff Drew, has been placed on leave. Bishop Binzer was removed from his duties for failing to report the accusations.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the week's top stories with the Cincinnati Enquirer are State Government Reporter Jessie Balmert (@jbalmert); and Hamilton County Reporter Dan Horn (@danhornnews); NPR National Desk Reporter Brakkton Booker (@brakktonbooker); Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Reporter and Producer Andy Chow (@andy_chow); Poynter Institute Media Analyst Rick Edmonds (@RickEdmonds); and Catholic News Agency Reporter Ed Condon (@canonlawyered).

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