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Cincinnati's moves to combat gun violence

Bullet casings and gun on asphalt. Crime scene.
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Cincinnati officials declared gun violence a public health crisis with an unanimous vote at City Council in January 2022.

Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in America, according to the American Health Association, killing more than 38,000 people and injuring 85,000 annually. The staggering numbers of preventable deaths has prompted city leaders across the country to declare the violence as a public health threat. Last year, the city of Cincinnati followed suit, announcing its efforts to combat gun violence through policy and community outreach under the proposed Office of Safety Management under the City Manager’s Office.

On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss the two new laws and Cincinnati’s plans to combat gun violence.


  • Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney 
  • Cincinnati City Council Member Meeka Owens
  • Bishop Ennis Tait, president, New Beginnings of the Living God in Avondale
  • Mitch Morris, Phoenix outreach and mentoring coordinator, Cincinnati Works 

Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.

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