Murkowski Supports Protecting Americans from Terrorists, Defending Second Amendment Rights and Civil Liberties

After the U.S. Senate voted on a series of legislative proposals this week in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, Murkowski issued the following statement:

“I believe we can all agree that we want to keep Americans safe and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, criminals, and the mentally unstable. However I also strongly believe that Americans should not be forced to prove their innocence before losing a basic right. If the government is going to deny a U.S. citizen the right to purchase a firearm they should be prepared to carry the burden in court to demonstrate that the individual in fact presents a risk. Today I supported continuing debate on efforts to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, while ensuring that there are due process protections for individuals’ Second Amendment rights.”

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