April 18, 2013

Senate Rejects UN Small Arms Treaty

During the "vote-a-rama" for budget amendments the Senate included one amendment that would prevent the United States from signing the UN Small Arms Treaty. As reported by The Hill Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced the successful amendment preserving 2nd amendment rights. This represents a major victory for safeguarding the sovereignty of the United States and upholding the right to bear arms. Senator Inhofe said of the Treaty,
“We’re negotiating a treaty that cedes our authority to have trade agreements with our allies in terms of trading arms... This is probably the last time this year that you’ll be able to vote for your Second Amendment rights.”
The amendment passed 53-46