In the past, they needed both houses and enough politicians who thought gun control was a good idea. The difference is that this time by they have the UN Small Arms Treaty - they only need 34 votes in the Senate and the President.
posted on 11/10/2012 5:05:35 PM PST
(Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
"The difference is that this time by they have the UN Small Arms Treaty - they only need 34 votes in the Senate and the President."
They need 2/3 of the Senate (more like 67?) in favor to ratify a treaty, and they won't get it during this Senate term. Enough Senators have already written opposition to it.
But yes, the Treaty could cause problems down the road anyway. It could, for example, stop, slow or make AK-47/AK-74 variant semi-auto version imports much more expensive, even from outside of the USA. Many other problems could be caused by activities related to the Treaty outside of our country. Quite a few foreign tyrants out there. Mexico, for one, is calling for enforcing such treaties against nations that vote against the treaties.
posted on 11/10/2012 5:42:33 PM PST
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson