COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democratic Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld says he’s the only Ohio candidate running for U.S. Senate in 2016 who would support a slew of new gun restrictions in Washington.
In speech-style remarks delivered to reporters Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cincinnati councilman said he would be a fresh voice in Washington who isn’t beholden to the powerful National Rifle Association and he plans to make gun safety a centerpiece of his campaign.
He said he would push for universal background checks, safe gun storage requirements and ammunition microstamping, among other restrictions.
Sittenfeld is challenging ex-Gov. Ted Strickland for the Democratic nomination. The winner faces Republican Sen. Rob Portman next fall. Sittenfeld said Portman has an A rating with the NRA and Strickland has an A-plus.
Strickland’s spokeswoman said he supports universal background checks.
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