- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

COLUMBUS,Ohio (AP) - A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) to issue an executive order barring state residents who appear on the government’s no-fly list from buying guns or explosives inside Ohio.

Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld said Thursday the Republican presidential contender would first have to give state officials access to the classified list, identifies individuals law enforcement deems too dangerous to board commercial aircraft.

Sittenfeld has made gun safety restrictions a key campaign issue as he seeks to defeat former Gov. Ted Strickland in the March primary and go on to face incumbent Republican Rob Portman this fall.

In a speech last month, Kasich urged heightened surveillance of people on terror watch lists and use of advanced decryption technology to pinpoint terrorists.

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