UN Gun Treaty Rejected!

Posted: October 15, 2013 in The 2nd Amendment Issues, UN Gun Treaty Rejected!
Mike Lee added his name bringing the total to 50 Senators who voted against this treaty. But keep in mind there are 100 Senators in the Senate which means 50 voted for it. These are the tin-pot tyrants with the U.S. political system.

Bipartisan Members of Congress Oppose U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

Posted on October 15, 2013

Fairfax, Va. – Today, a bipartisan group of 50 members of the U.S. Senate and 181 members of the U.S. House sent a clear message to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations that the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty will not be ratified. Earlier this year, the U.N. adopted and President Obama directed Secretary Kerry to sign this treaty, which does not exclude civilian arms from its scope and therefore directly threatens the Second Amendment.

“The Obama administration has repeatedly demonstrated its contempt for our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “On behalf of our 5 million members, the NRA would like to thank those who signed these letters for their principled stand in defending the Second Amendment freedoms of all law-abiding Americans.”

The Senate effort in opposition to the ATT was led by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Their letter, signed by 50 senators, states clearly that “as members of the Senate, we pledge to oppose the ratification of this treaty, and we give notice that we do not regard the U.S. as bound to uphold its object and purpose.”

A bipartisan group of 181 members of the U.S. House sent a separate letter of opposition. That effort was led by Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN).

“The NRA will continue to fight against ratification of the U.N. ATT, which undermines the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans,” concluded Cox. “With 67 votes in the U.S. Senate being necessary for ratification, these letters send a clear message to President Obama and Secretary Kerry that this attempt to undermine our Right to Keep and Bear Arms will be met with strong opposition.”

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.

Source: http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/2013/10/bipartisan-members-of-congress-oppose-un-arms-trade-treaty.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Treaty Response

  1. jColes says:

    OK … let’s get the facts straight:
    1. The UN Small Arms Treaty has not been presented for ratification.
    2. As of today, the State Department has not even forwarded the INITIALED copy of the accord to the Senate, where it would go to the Treaties Commission and languish …Kerry didn’t sign it because he is not the authorized head of state and therefore cannot ‘sign’ a UN Accord, Agreement, Covenant, Convention or treaty.
    3. Article 5 of the UN Charter allows implementation at the administrative level of treaty-type documents only to the extent of the member state’s laws regarding administrative implementation. US Presidential ExOrd authority does not allow administrative processes that contravene existing Federal Code. Article 7 of the UN Charter prohibits initialed treaty-type documents from being implemented in the member state if the member state’s ratification procedure does not recognize the document as being in force at the time of signing.
    4. The letter to Comrade-Imam Obama simply informed him that IF any attempt is made to bring the treaty to the floor for ratification there will not be 67 votes for ratification.

    Y’all gotta watch these crazed, inflammatory bomb-throwing loons who misrepresent political/legal processes for their own benefit. I quit reading the nutty article about half-way through but I’m sure that somewhere in it there was a demand for donations to help that outfit fight the filthy UN.

    Never give those kinds of loons a dime — their CEOs and paid staff are living well on your money … while the NRA, GOA and a few other reliable groups are daily working the halls of Congress to keep the Left at-bay.

  2. jcoles says:

    It’s easto get/stay angry with the Left because so much of what they do is just wrong, wrong, wrong … that part is easy … the hard part is knowing who ‘on our side’ to trust.
    My general rule is the more hyperbolic their rhetoric the less I trust them.

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