06.20.16

Senator David Perdue Votes To Stop Terrorists From Purchasing Guns

“Keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is absolutely a priority.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today voted to stop terrorists from purchasing guns while protecting the Constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans:

“As we confront a global security crisis and the most heinous act of terror here in America since 9/11, keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is absolutely a priority. We can all agree on that. The common-sense solutions I supported today would help keep guns away from terrorists while protecting the Constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans. Unfortunately, partisan politics stalled these efforts. This clearly warrants a full and serious debate in order to get the policy right.”

Senator Perdue supported the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016, sponsored by Senator Grassley (R-IA), and the Securing Our Homeland from Radical Islamists and Enhancing Law Enforcement Detection Act, sponsored by Senator Cornyn (R-TX), which would:

  • Stop terrorists on a watch list or no-fly list from buying guns;
  • Protect the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans by requiring the government to prove that an individual trying to obtain a gun is involved with terrorism;
  • Improve coordination and record submission to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) from states and other agencies.