Ohio's PG Sittenfeld Says He'd Be Tough On Guns In US Senate

Nov 17, 2015

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.