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Texas AG to Obama: Iíll sue if U.N. Arms Treaty is ratified
The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 04/02/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT by jazusamo

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote a letter to President Obama on Tuesday saying that the state will head to court over the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty should Mr. Obama sign it and the U.S. Senate ratify it. “The UN has concluded its negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty,” Mr. Abbot writes. “It is now up to you to sign it — or reject it. Do not sign this treaty.”

Mr. Abbott writes that he understands the apparent purpose is to combat illegal arms trafficking around the world, but that the treaty could draw law-abiding gun owners and gun operators “into a complex web of bureaucratic red tape created by a new department at the UN devoted to overseeing the treaty.”

“As with most so-called international-law documents promulgated by the UN, the draft treaty is not written using the precise, unambiguous language required of a good legal document,” he continues. “Instead, the treaty employs sweeping rhetoric and imprecise terminology that could be used by those who seek to undermine our liberties to impose any number of restrictions on the right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms.” Darryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, said the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups have distorted the meaning of the treaty. He said it is about the global trade of dangerous weapons, not individual rights within the United States.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armstreaty; banglist; democrats; donttreadonme; gregabbott; guncontrol; molonlabe; obama; secondamendment; texasag; tyranny; unitednations; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 04/02/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

He needs to allow normal Americans to join in on this lawsuit. After all, the Bill of Rights belong to us, not the commie turds running the government. Americans have “standing”.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 1:06:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: jazusamo
Darryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, said the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups have distorted the meaning of the treaty. He said it is about the global trade of dangerous weapons, not individual rights within the United States.

Uh huh.

3 posted on 04/02/2013 1:06:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: jazusamo

Greg Abbott is tops. He is a legal professional, a Texan and a Patriot.

Pound Sand Obozo.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 1:09:07 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He says at the end: “I — and my fellow state attorneys general.”

I don’t know if that would open it to organizations and individuals to join in or not.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 1:09:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

             
                 I tried to warn you
6 posted on 04/02/2013 1:10:24 PM PDT by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: Texas Fossil

Bump!


7 posted on 04/02/2013 1:10:29 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; FlingWingFlyer

Courts decide standing.

A proper lawsuit would be structured to guarantee standing in the courts.

Allowing those to “join in” whom the courts would not agree to, wouldn’t make sense.

Believing you have standing is not the same thing as a court agreeing that you have it.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 1:14:36 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette

Thanks!


9 posted on 04/02/2013 1:15:35 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

When the revelution startd we need to runt the UN out of the country and burn the building.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 1:20:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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11 posted on 04/02/2013 1:22:35 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

It takes two thirds of the U.S. Senate for a treaty to be ratified. The Dem’s own budget only passed 50 to 49 in the Senate, no way they get 67 votes for this treaty.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 1:22:50 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: jazusamo

A shame the AG didn’t tell the Fraud that “he would regret” signing the treaty.

It was ok to say to the Leftist of leftists, Bob Woodward....


13 posted on 04/02/2013 1:22:59 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jazusamo; FlingWingFlyer
He says at the end: “I — and my fellow state attorneys general.” I don’t know if that would open it to organizations and individuals to join in or not.

Nope, the People gave their blessing for the federal Constitution, but it's the States that are the 'parties to the compact'.

GO ABBOTT!

:-)

14 posted on 04/02/2013 1:23:30 PM PDT by MamaTexan (Please do not mistake my devotion to fairness as permission to be used as a doormat)
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To: Stevenc131

There’s some ambiguous “recognition of international law” concept that’s bugging the back of my head...

something about if most of the nations of the world sign on to a treaty, and the US doesn’t, we’re still bound to abide by the law in that treaty...

I think this was in the context of the “International Rights of the Child” treaty.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 1:26:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Stevenc131

The country’s worse nightmare is a Senate of 67 Democrats. The Democrat Party should be renamed International Socialists/American Division.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 1:30:22 PM PDT by allendale
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To: jazusamo

Don’t worry: there are a lot of Democrats who are facing tough elections. This will never pass.

-smartest conservatives in the room, March 2010 right before Obamacare passed


17 posted on 04/02/2013 1:40:01 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

Amen...I also read on another thread that it only takes a 2/3 vote plus 1 of the Quorum present. I wouldn’t trust Reid on anything.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 1:44:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: allendale

They don’t need quite 67 as long as there are some maverick RINO’s to help fill the gap.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 1:48:44 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Well, actually, its about a herd of tinhorn dictators trying to make SURE no one who tries to pry their murdering, raping, dictatorial hands off the helm of power will be able to secure firearms from outside their countries.

THAT is why that collection of misogynostic turds in the UN liked this.

The reason OBAMA likes it is because it will have as much of an impact on Americans securing guns from legitimate foreign sources as has been the Obama Administration’s machinations to prevent access to bullets in America.

The time for re-enacting our National Rebirth has long passed.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 1:59:34 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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