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Portman takes right stand

May 8, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: I’d like to applaud U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, for standing up for Americans’ constitutional rights during the recent gun control debate....

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liemonger

May-25-13 10:48 PM

"Senator Portman is supposed to be representing the citizens of Ohio."

Thankfully, it doesn't mean the turd consultants.

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motsttaw

May-10-13 3:15 AM

i hope one day all of you smoke free liberals get your wish and can paddle your canoes down the mahoning river. hopefully no one will ever see or hear from you aqain.

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Karen59CortlandOhio

May-10-13 12:04 AM

Senator Portman is supposed to be representing the citizens of Ohio.

Ohio citizens have clearly determined, by large margins, in multiple polling, that they wanted this bill to pass.

Senator Portman doesn't care what the citizens want, because he needs his special interest money for the next election.

Solution - replace Senator Portman with someone who does listen to Ohio's voters. Then he and Kasich, who will also be out of a job soon, can go play golf all the time - they're both rich enough to retire and neither of them have done anything positive for our state.

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Daniel

May-09-13 4:51 AM

Makes no difference to me. I just bought a 3D Printer. I'll just make my own. No Background check required.

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-08-13 10:11 PM

How do background checks restrict the rights of LAW-ABIDING citizens?

How does ID restrict voters rights?

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-08-13 6:07 PM

Unfortunately Portman is on the wrong side of the issue for Internet sales tax!

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jtoday

May-08-13 2:55 PM

We have the best armed criminals in the world because we have always had very liberal gun laws. We also have the fattest people in the world because we have the most access to the most food of any nation.

So is it the chicken or the egg?

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Enigma

May-08-13 2:43 PM

From this article: "Passing more laws to restrict law-abiding citizens' rights wouldn't stop any of that."

How do background checks restrict the rights of LAW-ABIDING citizens?

If you are LAW-ABIDING the background check won't be a problem.

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Enigma

May-08-13 2:40 PM

national poll from CNN 91% support background checks.

Plain Dealer website 72% of Ohio voters support background checks.

The GOP is in the pocket of the NRA so they are going against the will of the people for big bucks.

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FamilyGuy

May-08-13 10:41 AM

"So now we applaud representatives that vote against 90% of the people they represent... "

Please document the specific Ohio data that supports your statement.

Otherwise we are throwing the BS flag on you.

Or is this just another case of "if one repeats something often enough it becomes the "truth""?

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Enigma

May-08-13 10:36 AM

We ignore the problem so kids will keep shooting their siblings and mentally ill people still have no barrier to getting guns.

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Enigma

May-08-13 10:35 AM

So now we applaud representatives that vote against 90% of the people they represent...

Background checks don't restrict gun ownership of law abiding citizens.

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Philly21

May-08-13 8:15 AM

So John, did Portman take the "right stand" voting this past Monday for the Marketplace Fairness Act? You do know what that bill is John?

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NewtonFallsHowland

May-08-13 7:40 AM

Criminals are by nature exempt from such laws. That only leaves those that obey laws that would be more regulated. How is that a gun nut view? Its a fact. Do facts make people gun nuts?

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RobinJ

May-08-13 6:45 AM

Anyone that thinks 'tougher' gun laws will equate to less crimes committed with guns is absolutely silly! The strictest gun laws in the country have failed 3 of the largest population centers!! Furthermore, what criminals actually obey laws much less gun control laws? Wake up folks!! The best armed people in America are the felons!

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RobinJ

May-08-13 6:44 AM

Test cases in favor of gun control ... 3) Chicago = FAILED 2) Los Angeles = FAILED 1) NYC = FAILED

From US News and World Report ... "The districts that contain Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City ranked last in terms of federal gun law enforcement in 2012, according to a new report from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks federal data."

"The districts of Eastern New York, Central California, and Northern Illinois ranked 88th, 89th and 90th, respectively, out of 90 districts, in prosecutions of federal weapons crimes per capita last year, but it wasn't always this way. All three districts fell "

Anyone that thinks 'tougher' gun laws will equate to less crimes committed with guns is absolutely silly! The strictest gun laws in the country have failed 2 of the largest population centers!! Furthermore, what criminals actually obey laws much less gun control laws? Wake up folks!! The best armed people in America are the

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liemonger

May-08-13 5:44 AM

Ohh.. Leif, just because he doen't channel Rachel Madcow or the rest of your MoonbatNBC line up doesn't makehim a Duamshaft.

"it may be the hard way with a complete repeal of the 2nd amendment."

See. No such thing and its not gonna happen.

Put down the Koolaid.

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