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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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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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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