Sunday, March 24, 2013

Did The U.S. Senate Just Kill The UN Arms Trade Treaty?

Photo: Carl Fredrik Reutersward's 'Non Violence' sculpture outside the UN in New York. The Commentator

Senate Votes 53-46 To Stop US From Joining UN Arms Trade Treaty -- The Hill

In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.

Republicans have been critical of President Obama’s decision to consider the treaty, although Obama has said he would not vote for anything that would violate the Second Amendment.

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My Comment:
This certainly does not look promising for the UN Arms Trade Treaty.

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