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Proposal Preventing US from Entering UN Arms Trade Treaty Passes in the Senate

Mar 26th, 2013 Current Affairs, defenses

The Hill reports that, toward the end of last week, the Senate voted on a number of foreign policy proposals, including an amendment introduced by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) that would prevent the U.S. from entering into the UN Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty would regulate international arms sales, according to the Hill’s Floor Action Blog. Senator Inhofe’s proposal emphasized his view that the treaty would be inconsistent with the Second Amendment. He commented as follows:

We’re negotiating a treaty that cedes our authority to have trade agreements with our allies in terms of trading arms. This is probably the last time this year that you’ll be able to vote for your Second Amendment rights.

The amendment passed in a 53-46 vote.

 

To see the full Hill article, go here.

 

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