The treaty also poses many dangers to undermining America’s sovereignty and the Second Amendment, including a national gun registration.
Several gun owner rights victories have occurred recently in the united States Senate, including a vote that shut down the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Among those victories is Senator Jim Inhofe’s amendment, which Gun Owners of America claims has the potential to shut down parts of the United Nations if they stay on course with the ATT.
First, Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) added a committee amendment to deal with Obama’s DOJ and their anti-gun Operation Choke Point. As a result, the bill wasn’t even taken out on the floor of the senate. Well done, Senator Crapo.
As you recall, Operation Choke Point was a huge overreach of federal powers by the usual criminal, Attorney General Eric Holder, which sought to strong arm gun businesses and other businesses the Justice Department deemed “risky” business, in order to put pressure on banks to sever ties with gun dealers.
Also, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) was able to put in an amendment to shut down the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The vote was 59-41.
Gun Owners of America said that the amendment that Inhofe put forward was “so far-reaching that it has been accused, probably correctly, of potentially shutting down parts of the United Nations if that organization continues to push the ATT.”
Inhofe’s Amendment 649 reads as follows:
SEC. ___. SPENDING-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROHIBITING FUNDING OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ARMS TRADE TREATY PRIOR TO SENATE RATIFICATION AND ADOPTION OF IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION.
The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports relating to funding, which may include prohibiting funding for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat or any international organizations created to support the implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty prior to Senate ratification and adoption of implementing legislation by the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not raise new revenue and would not increase the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.