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Ted Strickland's misleading claim about Portman voting to allow terrorists to buy guns
Strickland’s campaign ad said of Portman, "He even voted to allow people on the terrorism watch list to buy guns."
The ad distorts facts on many levels. People on the terrorism watch list could already buy guns before the votes in question.
Portman voted along party lines on the gun control measures that came up for Senate vote on June 20 and 23. He voted against Feinstein’s amendment to enact a blanket ban on firearm purchases by terrorists or suspected terrorists. But he voted for the Republican version of the legislation, sponsored by Cornyn, that would ban a gun sale after a three-day period of judicial review to determine whether an individual was on a watch list for legitimate reasons.
The vote for Cornyn’s legislation was literally a vote to stop terrorists from buying weapons — but the extra hurdles for the government were not supported by Democrats. We rate the ad’s claim False.READ MORE