“The carnage these military style weapons are able to produce when available to the wrong people is intolerable,” Turner said.
Turner also called for red flag laws saying “too often after mass shootings, we hear there were early warning signs that were ignored.”
High school classmates of the Dayton shooter said he compiled a “hit list” during his time at Bellbrook High School.
Turner’s statement came on the same day that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released a list of measures aimed at fighting gun violence in Ohio, including support for red flag laws.
In his statement, Turner said he knew not every shooting could be prevented by the measures he now supports, “but I do believe these steps are essential.”
“This tragedy must become a catalyst for a broader national conversation about what we can do to stop these mass shootings,” he said, saying he will discuss the measures with President Trump during his visit to Dayton Wednesday.