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House, Senate members call on Obama to reject UN arms treaty

2nd Amend.

House, Senate members call on Obama to reject UN arms treaty

Dozens of members of the House and Senate are once again pressuring the Obama administration not to sign onto the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

More than 100 House members and 28 senators — most of them Republicans — have sponsored a resolution that calls on the president not to sign the ATT, and says if the treaty is transmitted to the Senate, the Senate should not ratify it. It also says no federal funds can be used to enforce elements of the ATT.

The ATT would regulate trade in conventional arms, and members of the United Nations are expected to meet next week to continue negotiating it. But opponents of the ATT say it could impede on the Second Amendment right of Americans to possess firearms.

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