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Senate votes 53-46 to stop US from joining UN Arms Trade Treaty
The Hill ^ | 03/23/13 04:36 AM ET | By Ramsey Cox

Posted on 03/24/2013 5:49:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz

In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.

Republicans have been critical of President Obama’s decision to consider the treaty, although Obama has said he would not vote for anything that would violate the Second Amendment.

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty would regulate international arms sales. Negotiations end on March 28.

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

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Well, holy crap. Never thought I'd live to see the day.
1 posted on 03/24/2013 5:49:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

We want the names of the 46 who do not believe in the Bill of Rights.


2 posted on 03/24/2013 5:55:15 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: hadaclueonce

bump!


3 posted on 03/24/2013 6:03:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Lazamataz
Obama has said he would not vote for anything that would violate the Second Amendment.

That's reassuring.

4 posted on 03/24/2013 6:04:10 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, you are still thinking of this in the “yay we won this one” paradigm.

There are FORTY-SIX bags of fluid and electrolytes who have been ELECTED to the United States Senate, five short of a majority, who are enemies of the United States and who purpose her destruction.

THIS is a huge problem, bigger than whether or not this stupid treaty is ever ratified.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 6:07:35 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Lazamataz

Is this the budget that raises taxes and doesn’t cut spending? Now they can vote to raise taxes, and kill the U.N. treaty. Or they can vote to kill the ridiculous budget proposal, and be accused of not opposing the U.N. treaty.


6 posted on 03/24/2013 6:08:32 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Jim Noble

I guess they think that throwing us a bone will make us feel better?

The majority are still traitors in my book. Nothing but sacks of puss.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 6:11:23 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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Here’s the list...
Ya, it’s unformatted but still legible.

Grouped by Home State
Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Nay Udall (D-CO), Nay
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay Murphy (D-CT), Nay
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Nay Coons (D-DE), Nay
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Nay Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Nay Schatz (D-HI), Nay
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Nay Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea King (I-ME), Nay
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Massachusetts: Cowan (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Yea
Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Yea Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Nay
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Portman (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Yea Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Yea Scott (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Nay Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Cruz (R-TX), Yea
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Yea
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Nay Warner (D-VA), Nay
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Nay Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea


8 posted on 03/24/2013 6:13:27 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: Lazamataz

Thank goodness the voice of reason prevailed...this time!

The UN should not be the boss of us!


9 posted on 03/24/2013 6:18:53 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Lazamataz; All
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10 posted on 03/24/2013 6:24:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mcmuffin

44 DEMOCRATS and 2 INDEPENDENTS voted for the UN SMALL ARMS TREATY... they voted NAY for the Amendment “To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.”

Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)


11 posted on 03/24/2013 6:25:14 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m not warm and fuzzy with this one.
It’s not a treaty ratification vote per se. It is an amendment to the budget that they know will fail in the house.
This is window dressing and cover for the likes of Mark Pryor of Arkansas who hopes to hide behind this vote while staying in lockstep with Reid and Obama on every issue that counts.

Trust and Congress do not go hand in hand.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 6:26:14 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: mcmuffin

Thanks for the list. Note how many Senior Senators are on the Nay list.


13 posted on 03/24/2013 6:28:12 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: mcmuffin

The ENEMY list

California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Nay Udall (D-CO), Nay
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay Murphy (D-CT), Nay
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Nay Coons (D-DE), Nay
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Nay Schatz (D-HI), Nay
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Iowa: Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Maine: King (I-ME), Nay
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Massachusetts: Cowan (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Missouri: McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay
Nevada: Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire: Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico: Udall (D-NM), Nay
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Nay
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Nay Warner (D-VA), Nay
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Nay


14 posted on 03/24/2013 6:33:16 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Lazamataz
Never thought I'd live to see the day.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Who would'a thought - but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth!

15 posted on 03/24/2013 6:36:06 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: mcmuffin
I didn't even have to look to see that one of my senators, DEMOCRAT Turbin Durbin, was among the listed traitors.
16 posted on 03/24/2013 6:39:51 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell

So glad I live in a conservative state. Mark Begich Dem Ak voted with honor, thank you Begich. I now almost forgive you for photo radar back in the 90s.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 6:50:05 AM PDT by Eska
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To: hadaclueonce

The 46 traitors should be given a fair trial then shot for breaking their oath to defend the US Constitution and their outright treason.

The order in whch those actions take place is not important.


18 posted on 03/24/2013 6:53:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Lazamataz

This won’t prevent Obama from signing a treaty, it would go back to the Senate to ratify needing 21 more votes.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 6:55:45 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Lazamataz

WAIT!!!

You guys KEEP TELLING us there is NO DIFFERENCE in the parties. What is happening here? Are we being lied to? Manipulated?


20 posted on 03/24/2013 7:11:07 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Eska

o glad I live in a conservative state. Mark Begich Dem Ak voted with honor, thank you Begich. I now almost forgive you for photo radar back in the 90s.
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I hope the forgiveness doesn’t rise to the level of voting for him when he runs for reelection. His presence in the Senate contributes to Harry Reid and the liberal democrats dominating the US Senate and all the additional destruction of the American Republic which follows.

As a poster up thread said, this does provide “cover” for some Democrat Senators who are up for reelection in Red states in upcoming elections. And as another poster said, the vote is largely meaningless since it’s merely part of a budget bill that they KNOW is going nowhere. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!


21 posted on 03/24/2013 7:25:43 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Lazamataz

Any red state RATS who are up for election vote for it?


22 posted on 03/24/2013 7:58:28 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: House Atreides
Been on FR since 1996, Been to Nick Begich's house (marks brother), do you remember photo radar in Anch around 1997, got Mark kicked outta politics for a few years; if he'd been a Repub, he'd had a trip to the big house. I know Mark all too well, I also know how crooked my Repubs also are.

In all honesty, Mark is unelectable in 2014, Alaskans think he isn't half a Donny Young and that's what they judge politicals by; they want somebody that shakes the tree for their votes. I'm still glad Mark is forced to vote like a repub outta his complete fear about 2014. Wish I believed he was thought that way inside his head.

Wish Nick Begich would run, now he really is a forward thinker and halfway conservative; but he is too interested in making the bucks, being successful and such; which ain't all that wrong anyway.

23 posted on 03/24/2013 8:42:28 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Lazamataz

Elections next year got to keep up the front.


24 posted on 03/24/2013 8:46:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: hadaclueonce
We want the names of the 46 who do not believe in the Bill of Rights.

There are more than that - some of these slugs are only protecting their electability (both Dim and RINO).

25 posted on 03/24/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

These are the Judas of the Senate.

They will one day be accountable.


26 posted on 03/24/2013 9:12:30 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: kenmcg

Landriue LA


27 posted on 03/24/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Eska

I do hope Begich is “unelectable” and is defeated when he runs for reelection next year. I also know that much of the Republican establishment in Alaska has been corrupt (such as the former governor Murkowski & his crew). And standing up to that corruption is one of the reasons (among many) that I admire Sarah Palin so much.

I did not know that Begich was an early promoter of “speed cameras”. That’s another reason to dislike him. Although Alaskans had the good sense to ban them, here in the People’s Republic of Maryland, they are a significant cash cow for the State and municipalities such as Baltimore. Folks here hate them but turn right around and reelect the Democrats who install them.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 10:55:01 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Lazamataz

In PA Casey (D) votes Nay and Toomey ( R) votes Yea! What is wrong with this picture?


29 posted on 03/24/2013 11:12:41 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Suck on that, Zero! Bite this, Pruneface! Break a hip, DipFi! Screw more tuna cannery employees, Pelousy!

Thanks Lazamataz.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 11:40:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Lazamataz
Well, that is nice and all, buttt....

This was an amendment tacked onto a bill that will not pass...so to count it a win is whistling past the graveyard.

31 posted on 03/24/2013 12:20:17 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Renegade

My bad! Toomey voted Yea to STOP the UN resolution.


32 posted on 03/24/2013 1:24:44 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: House Atreides
Mark Begich was on city council in Anch back in the early/mid 90's. He was forever looking for revenue sources, got the bright idear with photo radar cameras to catch people sliding through red lights in town. The company that made the cams was from Arizona and they had it all figured out that city would make big bucks with their red light cameras in tickets mailed out to everybody. Mark bit hard and got the cam thing going. Of course the Arizona company had a disclaimer of sorts where if for any reason they had to pull their cameras out, they would be paid this huge penalty by the city, ha ha; what a scam Mark fell for. But you know, those left wingers, all they see if $$$$$ in revenue. So anyway, people all over Anch started getting 10-20 tickets in the mail; boy did they get hot. Then somebody started shooting the cams out with a 10-22. It caught on big time. I remember stopping at a light in early morn while it was still dark and seeing 2-3 cars shooting at cams out their windows; became the local patriotic pass time in Anch that winter, no joke. It got so bad that the Arizona company pulled all their cameras, they couldn't keep them in working order and of course they come after their penalty bucks with Mark Begich crawling under rocks for cover, it was hilarious. All Mark's council buddies forgot his friendship and he was booted out of Anch politics pretty quick. NO joke, I was surprised he even run again years later. He wouldn't have been elected if Uncle Teddy hadn't had his problems. After Mark got booted, the state passed a law against such cams ever again in Alaska. True story.

Every time I call Begich's office, I remind them it will be worse than photo radar if he votes the wrong way and his staff always tells me photo radar was the only mistake ever made in his entire life on this earth, ha ha. Anyway, that's the story on photo radar. Actually, sometimes I prefer Mark over LIsa; only one I really trust is Donny Young; you know what ya got with Don Young; an old bush guy at heart and that's why everybody keeps voting him back in. Don't have to even think about Donny Young voting for any kind of gun control.

33 posted on 03/25/2013 9:20:56 PM PDT by Eska
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