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Angered over Portman gun vote, Hagan announces 2016 challenge

Do you think, even for a second, that Rep D. Issa, would fail to pursue the ATF if there was any proof of culpability?

You can inspire all the conspiracy theories you like, but to actually take action you need proof.

May 9, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. suggest removal

Young drivers are most at risk

Most Ohio residents would prefer that convicted gun runners be given severe jail sentences.
Rob Portman rejects that, his vote on the gun trafficking amendment is evidence.

Portman also voted to avoid even having a debate on gun regulations.

I am embarrassed that he is a Senator from Ohio.

May 8, 2013 at 8:50 a.m. suggest removal

Charter issue like a loaded gun

Don,

Most would agree the mentally ill people should be able to defend themselves from criminal activity.

Under your premise, mentally ill should have unrestricted access to firearms.

Most would agree that children should able to defend themselves from criminal activity.

Under your premise, children should have unrestricted access to firearms.

In your view all those folks who are now are prohibited to purchase guns should have "their right" to purchase without restriction "not infringed".

May 3, 2013 at 7:56 a.m. suggest removal

Concealed-carry classes, permits on rise in Valley

@Ytownnative,
You are the mental health professional.
Does this guy have anger issues?
http://youtu.be/QLuJVYgy9Jw

April 28, 2013 at 12:05 p.m. suggest removal

Concealed-carry classes, permits on rise in Valley

Spoken in the same childlike manner that is typical of Y'townnative.
What he doesn't understand is that the bill has not failed, because the bill hasn't been voted on.

The only thing that was voted on were amendments to the bill.

The Constitution is just fine, and the SCOTUS position that legislators can establish laws that regulate firearms is fine.

April 28, 2013 at 7:23 a.m. suggest removal

Concealed-carry classes, permits on rise in Valley

By the way, Do you know why there is no problem with the "gun show loophole" in New Jersey?
It's because gun shows are forbidden in New Jersey!

April 26, 2013 at 7:12 p.m. suggest removal

Concealed-carry classes, permits on rise in Valley

@Hunky,
There is no question in my mind that Nancy Lanza was irresponsible. But after the search warrants inventoried a holiday card to her son with a check, money to buy another handgun, signed by Nancy Lanza, it is also clear to me that she was straw purchasing for her son. THe purpose for the check was written in the memo space identifying the handgun that he wanted. Since he was underage, the only way for him to "get" his Christmas present was to have Nancy buy it for him, just as she had done with all the other guns that were in his bedroom.
So it is correct to say that background check of Nancy Lanza would not have prevented the carnage that her son inflicted.

But I don't think that I've ever heard any of the Newtown famlies say " if only there was a background check, my son/daughter would still be alive"

April 26, 2013 at 3:24 p.m. suggest removal

Concealed-carry classes, permits on rise in Valley

@RTS1416,
Ytown claims to be a mental health professional. While he may hold that position, his posts are suggestive of a person unable to process information and lacking in social and emotional maturity.

Characterizing all who attended a particular school based on a single encounter is typical of some one with significant processing deficits.

What is really worrisome is that he is a concealed weapons carrier.

Obviously there is no background check in the CCW process for emotional maturity.

April 23, 2013 at 8:06 p.m. suggest removal

Sen. Portman says politics played no factor in his vote

Right, mrrightsometimes,

Lets also thank Rob Portman for protecting convicted gun traffickers.

Lets also thank Rob Portman for voting to cut law enforcement grants for states and local governments. That will really help "enforce the laws" !!!

Fortunately the Republicans were not able to get enough votes to do that! But thanks anyway for the effort, Rob

April 19, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. suggest removal

Sen. Portman says politics played no factor in his vote

@RTS in post number 9
Please see:
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS...

Rob Portman recorded vote is AGAINST the Leahy amendment # 713. The purpose of which was: "To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking."

Read the amendment, its sole purpose was to increase jail time for persons convicted of gun trafficking. It included nothing else!

Skolnick may be right that he supported, he just didn't vote like he supported.

April 19, 2013 at 1:10 p.m. suggest removal

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