Daines Fights for Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights

Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers for Shipping Policies Targeting Firearms and Ammunition

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his colleagues in sending letters to major shipping companies regarding their policies surrounding firearms and ammunition. Over the past year, several large freight and shipping companies have implemented policies that discriminate against the firearm and ammunition industries, ranging from prohibiting shipments containing certain firearm parts to total bans on firearms and ammunition.

“[DHL/XPO Logistics/Saia’s] policy is an affront to the Second Amendment and discriminates against the millions of law-abiding citizens, including many of our constituents, who utilize and value their constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” the Senators wrote.  “Your policy also discriminates against businesses engaged in the lawful commerce in firearms, ammunition and related products, including federal firearm licensees, who utilize your services to ship their products.”

“When . . . freight carriers engage in policy making from the boardroom and implement discriminatory practices, they are interfering in the lawful commerce of firearms, limiting distribution and market access, resulting in fewer options and higher costs for businesses and consumers,” the Senators continued.  “But even more importantly, they are infringing on the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment.

A copy of the full letter to DHL can be found HERE, XPO Logistics HERE and Saia HERE.

Daines joined Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in sending the letter.