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New Gun Rights Legislation in Senate Could Shut Down Parts of UN


The Obama administration and Democrats across the board have been working overtime for several years to push the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. That treaty is ostensibly to keep military weapons out of the hands of terrorists and proponents deny it will effect our gun rights.

When you remember that the Obama administration doesn’t have an issue with Muslim terrorists and they do have a big problem with veterans, evangelical Christians, and conservatives in general, you’ll know that they’re up to no good.

Fortunately, several Republican Senators are working overtime to protect our 2nd Amendment rights.

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) added an amendment legislation that would shut down Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.  That’s the operation that the feds are using to deny banking privileges to licensed gun dealers.

Next, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) added an amendment that was approved by a vote of 59-41 that will shut down the UN Arms Trade Treaty.  That is an important vote because ratification of the treaty will take 60 votes in the Senate and this vote means the Obama administration are about 20 votes away from that milestone.

Inhoffe’s amendment actually goes beyond just refusing to adopt the UNATT.  It actually blocks US funds to the UN for any efforts to implement the treaty anywhere in the world.  Without US funding, the UN would likely have to shut down those organizations involved with the Arms Treaty.

One additional piece of good news for 2nd Amendment advocates is Marco Rubio’s legislation to take Washington DC’s most-restrictive-in-the-nation gun laws off the books.  That will require Barack Obama’s signature and we don’t see that happening, but it’s a good start.

These are real foundations of a victory for 2nd Amendment rights, but they’re not law yet and, as we know, the gun grabbers never stop.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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