Two state representatives from the Valley are weighing in on the governor's so-called "red flag" law.

Democrats Michael O'Brien and Gil Blair spoke with about a dozen voters during a town hall at the McKinley Memorial Library in Niles. The gathering touched on several issues facing Ohio families. While there, we asked the elected officials their stance on Republican Governor Mike DeWine's latest proposal on gun reform. DeWine's proposal includes 17 areas of action. Among them, the ability to remove guns from owners believed to be a threat to themselves or others.

"The governor has a good idea here. I think we need to make sure that we have a piece of legislation that protects the Second Amendment for individuals. We have a district here where we have many people who are active outdoorsman, active shooters, and when people start talking about gun control, it causes people to become uneasy," said Blair.

"It's important to keep the guns out of the hands of those that are mentally disturbed. This red flag law is one step, in a lot of different steps. I look (to) the governor to propose future legislation to address this gun violence we have, not just in Ohio, but in this country," said O'Brien.

Representative O'Brien is a co-sponsor of the bill. The bill is currently in the House.