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Portman says principles guided his gun sale vote

Published: Thu, April 18, 2013 @ 12:57 p.m.

Portman says principles guided his gun sale vote

YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said today his opposition to expand background checks for firearms purchases “isn’t about politics.”

“It’s about principles and I take that very seriously,” said Portman, a Republican, during a conference call with journalists.

Portman voted Wednesday against a bill to include private sales at gun shows and all Internet sales, yet exempt most sales among family members.

That prompted state Rep. Robert F. Hagan, a Democrat from Youngstown, to declare his candidacy against the Republican in the 2016 election.

When asked today about Hagan candidacy and criticism, Portman laughed and said, “I’m going to keep looking for solutions to gun violence.”

The senator also said, “Instead of making this partisan, I’ll continue to work” on this issue.

In response, Hagan said, “I’m not going to let this guy off the hook. He’s got to answer to the 90 percent of people who favor background checks. I’m going to hold him accountable.”

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1citizen1776(12 comments)posted 3 years ago

Wow, I'm glad to hear Mr. Portman voted his principles. He will be able to appreciate that me and a lot of other people will be voting for Mr. Hagan on our principles also.

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2redeye1(5514 comments)posted 3 years ago

Mr Portman Thank you, Its time the majortity finally won one. But the liberals are crying FOUL. And BOOBY Hagan, where did you get the figure of 90% ? From your great leader OBAMMY. Because the way i see it, the numbers are just the opposite. Please run for the senate because when you lose maybe you will just go away for good.

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3republicanRick(1673 comments)posted 3 years ago

Hagan represents socialist principles. For all his buffoonery, Bob Hagan has not brought one job to Youngstown.

He represents the kooks.

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