Senator Steve Daines 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 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.

Senator John Cornyn’s proposal was eventually defeated.