The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Saturday thanked Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) for introducing an amendment during the Senate’s budget “vote-a-rama” to prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The full Senate passed Inhofe’s amendment early Saturday morning on a 53-46 vote.

In a statement, Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said the fight to oppose “any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners” has grown “more intense.”