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Kasich continues to use the bully pulpit to focus attention on six gun control measures that he is backing:
* a ‘Red Flag’ law that allows family or police to get a court order to remove guns from people at risk of hurting themselves or others;
* keeping guns away from those convicted of domestic violence or subject to protection orders;
* closing reporting gaps in the NICS;
* strengthening the law against “straw man” gun purchases;
* banning ban bump stocks and armor-piercing ammunition. Bills to accomplish these goals are pending in the House and Senate.
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“You know, these proposals are so reasonable that I don’t know what there is to object about, to tell you the truth,” Kasich said.
He stopped short of advising Ohio primary voters to vote against candidates who oppose his proposals, such as the red flag law.
“I feel very strongly about that but I’ve never kind of liked the idea of a single issue voter, to tell you the truth. I just think you have to look at a person’s entire record but the record ought to consider something like the red flag law,” he said.
He added: “I would tell you that I think anybody who doesn’t want to support common sense gun laws ought to be thought of when it comes to the ballot box, of course.”
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