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Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty "In the Very Near Future"
NRA-ILA ^ | 05/17/2013 | staff reporter

Posted on 05/17/2013 7:19:12 PM PDT by Daffynition

As we reported last month, on April 2, the United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United States voting in favor and several countries abstaining. The vote in the General Assembly pushed the treaty process forward after negotiations twice failed to deliver on the goal of developing the treaty by consensus. The Obama Administration is expected to sign the treaty soon after it is opened for signature on June 3.

According to a May 16 Amnesty International article, a senior US diplomat--Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman--has confirmed the U.S. government will be quick to sign the new treaty. According to the article, Countryman said on Wednesday that the United States would sign the ATT "in the very near future."

If the deeply problematic treaty is signed, the fight will move to the U.S. Senate, where the Obama administration would need to find 67 senators to ratify the treaty.

Of course, anti-gun Amnesty International approves of the treaty and is advocating its signing and ratification. In addition, Amnesty International has gone so far as to claim that the treaty will not affect "domestic gun control regulations."

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Not to worry. Nothing to see here.
1 posted on 05/17/2013 7:19:12 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

“Anything to hurt America” is Hussein’s motto.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 7:20:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Daffynition

There is nothing to see here. Doesn’t such a treaty have to pass the senate?


3 posted on 05/17/2013 7:20:51 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: Daffynition

Does it matter what the Constitution says?

Answer: NOT SO MUCH TO THE MOSLEM COMMUNIST TYRANT
by ELECTION-fraud.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 7:20:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Daffynition

I can think of two reasons not to sign:

1. It is a UN treaty.

2. dumBO will sign it.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 7:21:56 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Daffynition

6 posted on 05/17/2013 7:22:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Diogenesis



7 posted on 05/17/2013 7:22:09 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Daffynition

Senate OK with this??


8 posted on 05/17/2013 7:22:57 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Viennacon
fight will move to the U.S. Senate, where the Obama administration would need to find 67 senators to ratify the treaty
9 posted on 05/17/2013 7:23:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: elpadre

More than 50 senators signed a petition months ago indicating their opposition to the ATT, and the treaty requires a yes vote by 67 of the 100 senators. Some treaty proponents suggest that the fact that Iran, North Korea, and Syria were the only nations to vote against the treaty might make some senators rethink their opposition.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Viennacon
Yes, as long and the DummyRats control it they probably will.
11 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: doc1019

Exactly. They’d have to get all the Democrats (not going to happen, especially so close to 2014), and 12 Republicans (they’d be lucky to get 0.5)


12 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:36 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: depressed in 06

...while China and Russia abstain.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 7:26:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Viennacon

76 votes.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 7:26:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Call the people in power by their real names:

The 4th Reikmen.

Genghis Khan was a piker compared to these monsters.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 7:27:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Daffynition

Harry Reid likely won’t even bring it to the floor.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 7:30:12 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: bigheadfred

17 posted on 05/17/2013 7:30:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: doc1019
fight will move to the U.S. Senate, where the Obama administration would need to find 67 senators to ratify the treaty <

Odds are it will never be submitted to the Senate -- because it would fail there.

Instead, the administration will sign it and act to honor it for the balance of their term. The treaty is considered "in effect" if it is signed, but not ratified.

It will be up to the next President to submit it to the Senate and end the travesty.

18 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: Daffynition

they can try but i would just snubnose them


19 posted on 05/17/2013 7:38:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Daffynition

67 ???


20 posted on 05/17/2013 7:39:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; Daffynition

77


21 posted on 05/17/2013 7:41:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Daffynition

“Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman—has confirmed the U.S. government will be quick to sign the new treaty.”

Make it clear to this Nazi prick that he’s persona non grata, and if he sets foot in any patriot state, he will be arrested for treason, found guilty and hanged.


22 posted on 05/17/2013 7:42:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Viennacon

Yes. This guy is out of control.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 7:46:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: Daffynition

thanks for info


24 posted on 05/17/2013 7:47:51 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Daffynition; All

With the GOP going Amnesty Liberal.... don’t think they will not cave on gun control, too

Open Borders and Gun Confiscation are major parts of the UN agenda


25 posted on 05/17/2013 7:49:48 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Daffynition

Where is that? Looks like the pistol is generously layered in pigeon poop :)


26 posted on 05/17/2013 7:53:08 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


27 posted on 05/17/2013 7:55:10 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: upchuck

“Where is that? Looks like the pistol is generously layered in pigeon poop :)”

Outside of the cesspool called the UN.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 7:57:01 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

Thanks. I thought maybe, given all the flags in the background.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 8:02:10 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Daffynition

“In addition, Amnesty International has gone so far as to claim that the treaty will not affect “domestic gun control regulations.”

I’m not worried about it effecting gun control laws....I’m worried about it effecting gun ownership!

Obama signing this treaty is in conflict with the Constitution...I know, I know....he hasn’t ever followed the Constitution before so why start now? It gets killed in the Senate anyway......I hope and pray. When is the Obama Impeachment Trial scheduled to start? Say What?????


30 posted on 05/17/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: upchuck

I see the headline and I just assume it can’t be good.


31 posted on 05/17/2013 8:09:24 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Daffynition

King Obama is working to finish converting America to a communists Country with him as dictator and join the communists world. The UN is made up of mostly dictatorships which many are communists.


32 posted on 05/17/2013 8:10:56 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: stanne

nobama can sign the treaty until he’s blue in the face, to match his lips. But until the treaty is ratified by 2/3 of the Senate (highly unlikely), it ain’t worth the paper it’s written on.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 8:16:09 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Daffynition

There is another worry here. In recent years, presidents have tried to avoid the senate completely by declaring that “treaties are not treaties”, but just “agreements” or another such euphemism, that do not require senate approval, even though they have the force of treaties.

In other words, they have been cheating, mostly for the cause of internationalism. They figure that after the US has been party to the “non-treaty” long enough, it will be too much hassle to withdraw from it.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 8:18:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Open Borders and Gun Confiscation are acts of war.


35 posted on 05/17/2013 8:21:13 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Daffynition
More than 50 senators signed a petition months ago indicating their opposition to the ATT, and the treaty requires a yes vote by 67 of the 100 senators. Some treaty proponents suggest that the fact that Iran, North Korea, and Syria were the only nations to vote against the treaty might make some senators rethink their opposition.

Obozo will sign the treaty to prove to the rest of the world he really deserves his Nobel Peace Prize. He knows full well the Senate will never ratify it. This is the same situation Wilson faced with the ratification of the League of Nations treaty. The League of Nations didn't prevent the rise of Nazi Germany. The United Nations is an impotent joke.

36 posted on 05/17/2013 8:21:43 PM PDT by immadashell
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37 posted on 05/17/2013 8:27:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: upchuck

UN Plaza...NYC.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1432568, for it’s perverse history.

“If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government —and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.”- Edward Abbey


38 posted on 05/17/2013 8:47:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Stormdog

I never was a big fan of Woodrow Wilson...

Why do we continue to host this circus?


39 posted on 05/17/2013 8:48:11 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: sickoflibs

FYI; CSM; http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2013/0411/UN-arms-trade-treaty-Will-it-receive-US-Senate-approval


40 posted on 05/17/2013 8:51:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Molon labe.


41 posted on 05/17/2013 8:53:03 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Stormdog; upchuck; RaceBannon; Psalm 73; lowbridge

The site a few memorable FReeps.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

To be used against Israel??


43 posted on 05/17/2013 9:12:43 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Daffynition

44 posted on 05/17/2013 9:41:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Stand Your Ground FRiend.


45 posted on 05/17/2013 9:45:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
Stand Your Ground FRiend.

I will, along with my fellow Texans. Texas will never be disarmed.

46 posted on 05/17/2013 9:51:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Daffynition

Bttt


47 posted on 05/17/2013 9:54:06 PM PDT by uncitizen (Drip drip drip)
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To: Daffynition
76 votes.

Not really, the Constitution states only Two Thirds of those Present.

48 posted on 05/17/2013 11:50:13 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Daffynition
The antiConstitutional undocumented Tyrant
does not even have a valid BC.


49 posted on 05/18/2013 4:07:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Daffynition
Many of us have been on to this for a long time and this treaty is toxic with enough dims to keep it from ever getting out of committee. China, Iran, North Korea and Russia have stated that they will NEVER sign it. This is just communist bravado... like they used when they tried gun control etc.

LLS

50 posted on 05/18/2013 5:37:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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