Support Portman’s gun opposition


I wish to show my support to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, for his recent support of Second Amendment Rights of the citizens of Ohio.

According to a recent article published by Pew Research, firearm homicides are down, violent crime has decreased and most deaths by firearms are suicides. However, they also pointed out that the vast majority of the American people think firearm violence is trending up.

This is a topic the media does not want the populace to know about. Another is the issue of race associated with gun violence. According to Pew Research, ”a disproportionate share of gun homicide victims are black (55 percent in 2010, compared with the 13 percent black share of the population). Whites were 25 percent of victims but 65 percent of the population in 2010. Hispanics were 17 percent of victims and 16 percent of the population in 2010.”

Again, I urge you to report my support of Sen. Portman’s opposition of any and all anti-gun legislation that will simply penalize law-abiding gun owners and instead focus on improvements to our nation’s mental health system and enhancing school security, while respecting our Second Amendment rights.

Daniel Dawson