U.S. Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Gun Rights from U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

Early this week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act, S. 2205, to protect the right of American gun owners from United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The act prohibits the Obama Administration from using the “voice, vote, and influence” of the country during negotiations surrounding the Arms Trade Treaty that might undermine the Second Amendment.

“The Second Amendment Sovereignty Act ensures that our country’s sovereignty and firearm freedoms will not be infringed upon by an international organization made up of many countries with little respect for gun rights,” Sen. Moran said. “Our Second Amendment rights are not negotiable.”

“America leads the world in export standards to ensure arms are transferred for legitimate purposes, and this bill will make certain that law-abiding Americans are not wrongfully penalized,” Sen. Moran continued.

In July 2011, Sen. Moran and 44 of his Senate colleagues notified President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton that they would oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty that in any way restricted American Second Amendment rights. The opposition is large enough to block the treaty from passing the Senate.

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