The shooting rampage in Copley Township has left some people wondering about the strength of Ohio's gun laws. Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander is one of them.
The man behind the shooting spree purchased one of the two handguns he used last weekend a few days before he used it to murder seven people and wound an eighth.
"He had not been arrested and I don't believe there were any mental health issues they were aware of, so the sale of a gun to him - I don't know how you could have prevented it," said Alexander.
Alexander says he respects our constitutional right to bear arms, but thinks Ohio law needs to be tweaked to honor the constitution without putting guns in the wrong hands. Prospective gun owners have to undergo a federal background check, but Alexander would like to see a waiting period so a local background check could be conducted as well.
"It's never going to happen," said Alexander.
He says gun rights proponents would work hard to prevent any additional requirements of gun buyers.
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