President Barack Obama will soon sign an international arms trade treaty previously rejected by the United States Senate.
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) establishes regulations for international arms sales. Categories of firearms listed in the treaty includes tanks, artillery, and small arms such as handguns. The U.N. General Assemblypassed the treaty on April 2nd with a vote of 153-4, with the United States voting in favor. Obama intends to sign the treaty on June 3rd.
On March 23rd, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment to prevent the U.S. from entering into the treaty. It passed by a vote of 53 to 46.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced another amendmentto ensure “that the United States will not negotiate or support treaties that violate Americans’ Second Amendment rights under the Constitution of the United States.” This amendment passed in the Senate by a voice vote.
Signatories of the treaty are encouraged to keep records on the recipients of imported arms and to introduce domestic legislation to support the treaty’s requirements, according to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.
Due to the Senate’s response to the treaty, Obama’s signature will be symbolic at best. According to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the President “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”
9 thoughts on “Obama to Sign U.N. Firearms Treaty Rejected by Senate”
Oh so the senate is going to stop him? Lol. Thats hilarious. Fortunatly their are still people in this country who will not follow orders from a traitor or comply with the U.N. I for one do not take orders from the United Nations.
Not much different if he signed something that made marijuana legal, or something that made the US answerable to the ICC…
I’ll make pretend (for now) that the guys in the senate actually give a turd and “have our backs”.
What does this Traitor in Thief have to do to wake the fools in the other 2 branches of government up? It appears that they are one the same band wagon he is on which makes them partners in crime.It is beginning to look like the only ones the corrupt laws in this country apply to any more is the citizens and not the Real traitors which are the corrupt politicians and their jack booted thug empire!
Yea, you’re a little late on that as everyone on here already knows by now that all three branches work for and get paid by the same corrupt elite bastards, but at least you are getting the idea. There are two sets of laws nowadays. One for the elite and one for the peasants. And that’s how it is until we kick the shit out of the elite and take back our government.
He can sign whatever he likes. Neither he nor the U.N. hold any legitimacy in my eyes.
Sign away, Obama. I guess it’s symbolic, but in reality it means nothing.
Isn’t that the same Hillary Clinton signed a few months ago? Bill Clinton is really running the country from the shadows, can you figure out how? I’ll give you the first clue= Trilateral Commission—— Fight for Liberty
CFR trumps the Trilateral Commision any day of the week.
Biden is hardcore CFR, as is Hitlery.
Don’t you all “get it”? The reason O’Buma signed this U.N. treaty is to barricade the United States from gun imports! Now that imported guns are illegal he can concentrate solely on the dometic gun makers. Now the liberal idiot gun grabbers can do the following to guns made in this country. Tax every gun purchase. Make up some sort of “fee” to save the children, or to pay for hosptial care for gunshot victims. Restrict where you can shoot a gun. Force all gun owners to purchase liability insurance. Put GPS devices in all guns so they can be tracked. Microprint serial numbers from firering pin to cartridge case so it’s simple to track you down. The list is endless. You’de better speak up now because once the guns are gone they ain’t com’in back.
He’ll ignore the senate just like the IRS did.