Sen. Cruz: UN Arms Treaty ‘Must Never be Ratified’
While the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty attempting to regulate the $60 billion global small arms trade on Tuesday, the measure is likely to be dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate as Republicans have repeatedly voiced concerns that such a measure is a backdoor attempt to usurp Second Amendment gun rights.
“UN Arms Treaty should be rejected outright by US Senate,” tweeted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday. “It is international gun regulation, plain and simple & it must never be ratified.”
Even before the international document was drafted, the Senate last month voted to prevent the United States from entering into such an arms treaty with all 45 Republicans and eight Democrats, supporting an amendment drafted by Oklahoma Sen. James M. Inhofe. The measure would require two-thirds approval for ratification by the upper chamber, which has a total of only 100 seats.
“The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is another attempt by internationalists to limit and infringe upon America’s sovereignty,” said Inhofe in a statement. “Such a treaty would require the United States to implement laws as required by the treaty, instead of the national controls that are currently in place. This would also disrupt diplomatic and national security efforts by preventing our government from assisting allies like Taiwan, South Korea, or Israel when they require assistance. I will continue to mount strong opposition to any effort by Secretary Kerry and the State Department to ratify this treaty.” SOURCE
Sen. Ted Cruz gets a really bad *rap* from Democrats, Libbers, anti-gun people and the Left in general; that’s all you need to know to fully understand, Ted Cruz is doing it like it’s supposed to be done!
Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe is another good one on the RIGHT side of the political arena; he and the state of Oklahoma are on the RIGHT side of gun issues, as it should be.
One thing that I, and ALL Americans should oppose is allowing the United Nations to have ANY say in what happens in the United States, you see, the United Nations is a waste of time and money but they are about the only friend Barack Hussein Obama and the Liberal Left has if they to enforce Obama’s goal of total socialization and disarming the American public.
The U.N. and the FAR LEFT are after our Second Amendment rights, and if they can do away with the Second Amendment, the rest will follow in short order as Obama decrees that the United States Constitution be used as *bird cage liner*.
And in other *gun news*…
Democrats propose $10,000 fine for gun owners who don’t have insurance
A contingent of liberal Democrats in Congress is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance for gun owners.
When New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced the legislation last month with eight other Democrats, she boasted that it is “the first bill to require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.”
Maloney’s “Firearm Risk Protection Act” requires gun buyers to have “a qualified liability insurance policy” before they are able to legally purchase a firearm. SOURCE
Firearms Risk Protection Act my ASS. This is just another *back-door* attempt at gun control by a *nanny state* IDIOT.
I believe in carrying insurance to cover the things in my life, you can ask my State Farm Insurance Agent, Joe Driver, he’ll tell you, we’re covered on home, contents and auto and I have no aversion to buying more insurance if I feel the need to do so.
Gun liability insurance is not something I will EVER buy, my guns aren’t going to commit an act of violence, they are for in my possession, under MY control for the explicit act of providing self-defense of me, my wife, our home and our property.
This is TEXAS folks, we have the Castle Doctrine, and I don’t need liability insurance to cover what may happen to someone that intrudes into our household. There’s not a court in Texas that would find against a homeowner that was defending his life, that of his loved ones or his home and property.
This “Firearm Risk Protection Act” is just another attempt to infringe upon those of us that are gun owners, gun users and American Patriots. WE are the only thing standing in the way of these Democratic MORONS and their attempt to strip ALL freedoms from ALL Americans.
You would think that the *rank and file* Democrats would catch on to the fact that if WE lose, THEY lose too.
You would think…