Ohio’s PG Sittenfeld says he’d be tough on guns in US Senate

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.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s