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Ohio governor, Dayton mayor pledge bipartisan effort on gun legislation

The mayor says she's pleased about how the community is coming together in a nonpartisan way.
Credit: John Minchillo/AP
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, left, speaks alongside Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, right, during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor and Dayton's Democratic mayor are pledging a bipartisan effort for recovery and gun ownership reforms in the aftermath of the nation's latest mass shooting.

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Mike DeWine and Nan Whaley on Thursday visited the downtown entertainment district where a gunman killed nine people early Sunday. They publicly discussed a mental health initiative earlier in the day.

Mayor Whaley says she's pleased about how the community is coming together in a nonpartisan way. She is urging people to donate to a recovery fund, lobby their legislators for gun control measures and spend money in the Oregon district.

DeWine on Tuesday announced a package of proposals on background checks, reacting to potential threats and more.

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There was no new information Thursday on investigations into motives of the gunman, who was killed by police.

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