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Ohio Congressman giving money back to NRA

  • 1:56 pm Sunday, October 8th, 2017 by Staff Writer

By Michael Dulman, Jack Torry
Washington Bureau

Rep. Tim Ryan is giving the campaign money — $20,000 — he’s received from the National Rifle Association to gun control groups.

Ryan, D-Niles, who began his career in Congress with an “A” rating from the NRA, decided to donate his NRA money to Sandy Hook Promise, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Everytown for Gun Safety.

The announcement came after a similar one from fellow Democrat Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota, who said he would donate $18,950 of his past NRA contributions to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Ryan, said a spokesman, “has no interest in taking guns [More]

President Obama town hall on guns now on CNN; Live call-in show on WHIO Radio at 9

  • 4:52 pm Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Staff Writer

After President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting tonight on CNN about executive actions on gun violence, join us on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO for a special call in show.

The show is from 9-11 p.m. and will also stream at whio.com.

You can call in with your questions at 937-457-1290. Shooting from the Hip hosts Mark Avery and Jeff Pedro  will host the show.

On Tuesday, President Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.

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President Obama to require background checks for Internet, gun show sales

  • 9:43 am Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Staff Writer

JOSH LEDERMAN of the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.

Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said “they cannot hold America hostage.” He insisted it was possible to uphold the Second Amendment while doing something to tackle the frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. that he said had become “the new normal.”

Obama wiped tears from his cheeks as he spoke emotionally about the victims of [More]