Kerry signs UN arms treaty, senators threaten to block it
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not ratify the agreement.
As he signed the document, Kerry called the treaty a “significant step” in addressing illegal gun sales, while claiming it would also protect gun rights.
“This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors. This is about reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes. This is about keeping Americans safe and keeping America strong,” he said. “This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes.” Fox News
This U.S. arms treaty has Barack Hussein Obama grinning like a happy little *one world commie* on Lenin’s birthday.
And here goes John Kerry with his *illegal guns* mantra again. Aren’t ALL guns illegals in the eyes of the Libber left? Personally, I am NOT buying the “This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes.” Dem. Party line from Kerry or his master, Barack Hussein Obama.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in a letter to President Obama, urged his administration not to take any action to implement the treaty without the consent of the Senate.
He claimed the treaty raises “fundamental issues” concerning “individual rights protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
Make NO mistake America; the Second Amendment IS under attack; whether that attack be out in the open or conducted covertly, the attack is real and it is underway.
That is not some willy-nilly rhetoric on the part of gun owners and pro-gun groups. Many feel that the Second Amendment will be done for if the Democrats are given their way and somehow manage to retain control of the U.S. Senate and White House. If the Second Amendment is under attack, does it not make sense that the rest of the Bill of Rights and the entire U.S. Constitution are also in danger?
”The Obama administration is once again demonstrating its contempt for our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement. “These are blatant attacks on the constitutional rights and liberties of every law-abiding American. The NRA will continue to fight this assault on our fundamental freedom.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., one of the most vocal opponents of the treaty, also sent a letter to Kerry declaring the treaty “dead in the water,” since a majority of senators has gone on record against the agreement.
I fully expect the NRA and other pro-gun groups to fight this treaty, that is what they are paid to do, that’s the reason so many Americans are paying members of those groups, it’s the U.S. Senate that has me wondering what their move will be.
The majority of Senators have said they will stand against and vote down the U.S. involvement in the U.N Arms Treaty, but, those same Senators can’t seem to get their act together and stop Obamacare.
From Guns Save Lives:
Despite Kerry’s signature, don’t panic just yet. The treaty must also be ratified by the Senate, which is unlikely to happen in the immediate future.
In fact, in March, the Senate voted to keep the US out of the arms treaty by a vote of 53-46.
Treaties require a 2/3 majority vote by the Senate in order to be ratified, however, unlike regular bills, treaties do not have to be reintroduced for each session of Congress. This means the treaty could sit in committee until the Senate is more likely to pass it after future elections. SOURCE
This is a battle that will not end if Democrats remain in power. I say that with NO hesitation or reservation. There’s one other thing I say with NO hesitation, and is meant with ALL sincerity; IF this U.N Arms Treaty ever comes to pass, and for whatever reason, were to be bastardized to a point that it would be used to disarm LAWFUL Americans, remember this: BLUE helmets and berets make excellent targets!