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Portman Defends Opposition to New Gun Sales Restrictions
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio's Republican senator has defended his opposition to legislation on new gun sales restrictions while speaking to a national police officers conference.
Sen. Rob Portman tells the Fraternal Order of Police meeting in Cincinnati that the proposed expansion of background checks for online and private firearms sales wouldn't significantly affect gun violence. Instead, Portman says it would add restrictions on law-abiding gun owners who aren't the problem.
Portman noted Thursday that speakers during Ohio stops in a national bus tour promoting gun-control measures have criticized his vote. He says he doesn't want to play politics with the issue, and supports strengthening background checks for mental health issues among other ways to curb gun violence.
Ohio's Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown supported the private firearms sales legislation.
ABC 22/FOX 45 met up with Sen. Portman on Thursday to ask him why he is opposed to the legislation.
He told us that criminals find a way to get their hands on guns, "those people behind bars who commit a crime with a gun, mostly got the gun by stealing it or getting it from family members," he said.
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