“Once the administration signs the treaty, regardless what Congress does or does not do, executive & agency actions will be determined by terms of that treaty.”
Whatever we like to say about the Congress, it is not helpless and will react with collective anger at any usurpation of its Constitutional prerogatives. And, does that treaty rewrite the entire Code of Federal Regulations? Does it change United States Code? Seems only the legislative branch can do that.
Where are the teeth in the Kyoto Treaty? Was it not signed by the POTUS? He can sign anything he wants but Congress has to ratify. And it can always refuse to provide funds.
This U.N. small arms treaty is as mean spirited against American citizens as anything ever to emerge from that sorry organization made up of snarling little bureaucrats from snarling little Third World tinpot dictatorships. They hate us for our freedoms and our empowerment by those freedoms and they’d like to think they can do something against us. This won’t fly; all that’s needed is for a few courageous governors to tell the WH to go bleep itself.
And there now really is or will be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
What evidence do you have that congress will show a spine?
Just like the Kyoto Treaty, not ratified by the Senate, but used to justify regulations anyway.
It advances the ball for their agenda, and is probably filled with hundreds of little things that they can build on later through activist judicial interpretation/creation.