06.20.16

Daines: Stands up for Due Process, Stops Known Terrorists from Purchasing a Gun

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after supporting legislation that would take suspected terrorists off the streets. 

“A known terrorist shouldn’t be able to board a plane or buy a gun,” Daines stated. “By ensuring that we investigate individuals on the terrorist watch list who are trying to buy a gun, we are upholding Americans’ constitutional rights while making our country a safer place.” 

Daines voted in support of U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) proposal that would stop terrorists from buying guns while ensuring law-abiding citizens placed on a watch list by mistake don’t have their Second Amendment rights taken away. 

Daines also supported U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) proposal that incentivizes states and federal agencies to properly submit to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database names of individuals who are precluded from owning a firearm, and requires the government to notify individuals and give them an opportunity to challenge a finding of mental incompetence before being added to the NICS and prevented from purchasing or owning a firearm. 

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