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Portman shifts in support for no-fly gun ban
GOP Ohio senator says he wants protections to ensure people are legitimately on the list
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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President Obama and Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen.Sherrod Brown support several bills in Congress that would tighten gun laws. And now Ohio’s Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says there’s one measure he could support. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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Portman says there’s one bill among the collection of gun regulation measures that he could get behind - one that would ban legal gun sales to a certain group of people. 

“I support not having people on the “no-fly list” being able to buy a firearm.” 

However, Portman says he would also want to see some safeguards to make sure the people who are on the official “no-fly list” are on there for legitimate reasons. 

Democrats in Congress have pushed several bills in recent months to tighten gun laws in the wake of high-profile shootings in California, Oregon and South Carolina.

 

 

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