U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – author of S. Con. Res. 7, the bipartisan resolution which makes clear a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that undermines constitutional freedoms of American gun owners will not be ratified by the Senate – today responded to Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman’s statement that the United States will sign the ATT when it opens for signature on June 3, 2013.
This announcement comes on the heels of the Administration abandoning its previous insistence on consensus by allowing a vote in the U.N. General Assembly to pass the U.N. ATT.
“This news is incredibly disappointing, given Assistant Secretary Countryman has previously described the goals of the treaty as ‘ambiguous.’ Good treaties aren’t ambiguous, and our constitutional rights are too important to be entrusted to a dangerous treaty drafted by nations hostile to the ownership of firearms by private citizens.