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By NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
November 26, 2013

In a little known U.S. Senate vote to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, 46 U.S. Senators voted against the legislation earlier this year.

Not surprising based on their track records, all of those voting against Senate Amendment 139 (S.Amdt. 139) were Democrats. As with Obamacare, not one Republican went along with the U.N. power-grab, according to gun law expert and former editor for the National Rifle Association’s magazines, John Snyder.

The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.


Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

However, despite their failure, the work of these leftist lawmakers to disarm law-abiding citizens, using the United Nations to give themselves credibility, is far from over.

On Sept. 25, 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of the United States, had signed the controversial United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that will effect the multi-billion dollar international trade in conventional firearms and ammunition including U.S. imports and exports of such weapons.

As expected, the Obama administration sought to silence its nemesis, the so-called powerful U.S. gun lobby, which says the pact will violate the constitutional rights of Americans, say many gun owners and supporters of the U.S. Constitution.

The treaty, which allegedly effects only cross-border trade, is the international community's latest plan to deprive human rights abusers and criminals of weapons. But while Kerry signed the treaty, it must still be ratified by the U.S. Senate, which has already failed a number of attempts to pass gun-control laws and gun bans.

"This isn't a Republican-Democrat battle since many Democrats support Americans' Second Amendment right to bear arms for self-defense or sport," said political strategist Mike Baker.

"Secretary Kerry may have signed the controversial United Nations Arms Trade Treaty today, but tomorrow it begins gathering dust in the U.S. Senate," predicts officials with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

As an example, the group's chairman, Alan Gottlieb, points to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., warning Kerry that the treaty "will collect dust alongside the Law of the Sea Treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Kyoto Protocol, to name a few, which have all been rejected by the U.S. Senate and the American people."

"If Secretary Kerry and President Barack Obama pursue this farce," Gottlieb warned, "the full fury of American firearms owners could come back to haunt them. Second Amendment sovereignty is not up for grabs, and we will encourage our members and supporters to contact their senators about this treaty."

For the UNATT to become ratified, two-thirds of the U.S. Senate must vote to confirm. But Gottlieb claims, as did Sen. Inhofe in his letter to Secretary Kerry, that 53 senators already are indicating they will reject any treaty that threatens U.S. citizens' rights and the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment.

According to Mike Baker, a trial lawyer in addition to being a political consultant, "The only senators who will vote for such a treaty are the far-left ideologues such as Sens. Chuck Schumer, Patrick 'Leaky' Leahy, Barbara Boxer and several others who control their party's agenda."

In a statement, CCRKBA Chairman Gottlieb, who is also a board member of the American Conservative Union, stated: “If this was all theatrics by the Obama administration. The president and Secretary Kerry need better script writers. And we will remind the administration of the warning it received Wednesday morning from Sen. Bob Corker, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Senate has not given its advice or consent on this treaty, so 'the Executive branch is not authorized to take any steps to implement the treaty.' How does that look to the world when an administration can't get one of its pet projects approved on Capitol Hill?"

"We know that anti-gunners have this 'thing' about symbolic victories, but just how much of a symbol is it if the treaty is filed in the dust bin? After Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Syria, that's just what the Obama administration needs, another symbol of international ineptitude."

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"If anyone should be prosecuted for providing guns to criminals, it's the Obama administration," claims Det. Glen Arthur Cummings, a firearms expert. "Obama and his minions armed Mexican drug cartels in the Fast and Furious scandal. They've armed and even trained Palestinians in the West Bank. And they are sneaking arms into Syria for the rebels, many of whom are radical Muslims and members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups."

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