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patrice

(47,992 posts)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:53 PM Jan 2013

FYI: International aspects of domestic gun control in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

What part do you think the NRA plays in the following; here's the bill's header and text as it appears in THOMAS.
The bill's number is S. 2205 and it was introduced by Senator Jerry Moran in the 112th Congress:

S.2205 -- Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 2205 IS

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2205

To prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts the Second Amendment rights of United States citizens.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 19, 2012

Mr. MORAN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

A BILL

To prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts the Second Amendment rights of United States citizens.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS; SENSE OF CONGRESS.

(a) Findings- Congress makes the following findings:

(1) In October 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the United States support and participation in negotiating the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty , to be finalized in 2012, signaling a shift in United States policy.

(2) An Arms Trade Treaty that regulates the domestic manufacturer, possession, or purchase of civilian firearms and ammunition would infringe on the rights of United States citizens protected under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

(b) Sense of Congress- It is the sense of Congress that the sovereignty of the United States and the constitutionally protected freedoms of American gun owners must be upheld and not be undermined by the Arms Trade Treaty .

SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON FUNDING.

No funds may be obligated or expended to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States, in connection with negotiations for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty , to restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or to otherwise regulate domestic manufacture, assembly, possession, use, transfer, or purchase of firearms, ammunition, or related items, including small arms, light weapons, or related materials.



Americans should ask sponsor of the bill, Sen. Jerry Moran, R, KS, if "transfer" in the legislation copied above could possibly include, directly or otherwise, transfer to the world's trouble spots, such as Libya, or across the U.S.'s southern border, where it is possible (as the Bush administration so clearly demonstrated) that AMERICAN TROOPS CAN BE COMMITTED, because of violence from armed cohorts, to kill or die for however the "interests" of the USA are currently politically defined, by lobbyists from the NRA, who may be contributing to Moran's AND OTHER SENATORS' campaigns.

You can search for activity on this legislation by it's number, S. 2205, and the Congress in which it was introduced, the 112th, by going here: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/multicongress/multicongress.html

Please read this legislation, as it is interesting to see Secretary Clinton's name mentioned in the findings relative to the UN treaties that the NRA is worried about, especially given recent events surrounding her transition out of her current position. If the NRA's concerns are purely domestic, why are they trying to prevent the Senate from acting on a treaty with the United Nations that controls the flow of American guns into other countries? Especially since such foreign situations have a way of involving American troops as the policemen of the whole world.

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FYI: International aspects of domestic gun control in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Original Post) patrice Jan 2013 OP
Thanks for posting this, patrice. Can you xp it in Gun Control Activism Group? freshwest Mar 2013 #1
I will, freshwest, along with some supporting articles. nt patrice Mar 2013 #2
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