Skip to comments.Texas AG to Obama: Iíll sue if U.N. Arms Treaty is ratified
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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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”.
Greg Abbott is tops. He is a legal professional, a Texan and a Patriot.
Pound Sand Obozo.
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.
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.
When the revelution startd we need to runt the UN out of the country and burn the building.
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.
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....
Nope, the People gave their blessing for the federal Constitution, but it's the States that are the 'parties to the compact'.
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.
The country’s worse nightmare is a Senate of 67 Democrats. The Democrat Party should be renamed International Socialists/American Division.
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
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.
They don’t need quite 67 as long as there are some maverick RINO’s to help fill the gap.
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.