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New poll shows support for background checks for gun purchases in Ohio

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WARREN, Ohio - A new poll shows widespread support in Ohio for closing a loophole that allows firearm sales at gun shows without background checks.

The poll, by Quinnipiac University, found that 90 percent of voters, including 86 percent of voters in households where there is a gun, favor background checks for all gun purchases.

We asked valley Congressman Tim Ryan if he would support such legislation. ‘I want to see what it looks like before i commit to it. But I'm certainly open to doing something that makes sure that the sandy hooks don't happen anymore," Ryan said.

The same poll found a majority of Ohio voters, 57 percent, feel that gun ownership makes people safer, rather than less safe.

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