Portman Statement on President’s Remarks on Dayton and El Paso

August 6, 2019

CINCINNATI, OH — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s remarks on the gun violence in Dayton and El Paso:

The president was right to speak out forcefully against hate, bigotry and the white supremacist ideology.  I agree with him that that there is more we can to do try and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and both parties should work together towards this goal.  I voted for two bills Congress enacted to help address gun violence last year.  I also support so-called red flag laws to get guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to others, while ensuring there is due process for all involved.  I will continue to support common-sense reforms to our gun laws that don’t infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.”