Daines Responds to President Obama’s Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following President Obama’s address to the nation, Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement:

“Cindy and I are deeply saddened by the acts of terrorism that took place in San Bernardino this past week. It is abundantly clear that we need a strong and aggressive strategy to extinguish the growing threat of Islamic extremism both here at home and overseas. I am disappointed that once again, President Obama is choosing to lead from behind. Rather than establishing a clear strategy to defeat ISIS, the President is using this tragedy to pursue misguided firearm restrictions that would undermine our Second Amendment protections while doing nothing to address the most significant factors behind terrorism. I remain committed to protecting Montanans’ Second Amendment rights and will stand strong against efforts to dismantle those freedoms.”